Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

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'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass creates a dramatic garden accent, with tall vertical growth and feathery plumes of shifting bronze color that stay in place year round. An early bloomer, 'Karl Foerster' is a cool season grass that grows most rapidly in the spring season and produces notably early blooms. At home in moist soils and tolerant of part shade, salt, and humidity, this sterile variety does not self-sow and is deer resistant. (Calamagrostis acutiflora)
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Winter Interest
Good For Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size36-60" tall. , 24-36" wide.
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season. Wheat colored seed heads form in mid summer and continue through fall.
SKUAM016154

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
36-60" tall (3-6 feet) x 24-36" wide, this is one of the most famous and popular Ornamental Grasses worldwide, and no wonder. It is one of the clump-forming decorative grasses, with an upward architectural growth habit. That means it makes a dramatic specimen plant in garden or meadow.

Rising up to about six feet, Feather Reed Grass is famous for waving in the wind, adding motion to the landscape, even with the slightest breeze. The tall elegant feathery blooms, which take on a subtle purplish/pink color when they're new in late spring, mature into tall slender plumes of a warm buff color. These torch-plumes are widely used in dried flower arrangements.

On top of all this, Feather Reed Grass is super winter hardy, and requires almost no care. Its also used very effectively in large containers on patios and terraces.

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Associated SKUsAM016154
AM014109 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM015713 (Tray of 18)
AM015714 (Tray of 9)
Full Product URL
https://www.americanmeadows.com/perennials/ornamental-grass/feather-reed-grass-karl-foerster
Common Name
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Botanical Name
Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Green
Mature Height
36-60" tall.
Estimated Mature Spread
24-36" wide.
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season. Wheat colored seed heads form in mid summer and continue through fall.
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Upright stalks rising above green foliage, producing feathery plumes.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Awards
2001 Perennial of the Year.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Tray
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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