Foerster's Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Your plant(s) will ship to the garden center you chose within the next 21 days. Your plants are actively growing and we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality standards.
CHECK RETAILERS FOR AVAILABILITY:
- Port Townsend Garden Center
406 Benedict Port Townsend WA 98368
- Bayview Farm & Garden
2780 Marshview Road Langley WA 98260
- Valley Nursery Inc.
20882 Bond Road N.e. Poulsbo WA 98370
- Sunnyside Nursery
3915 Sunnyside Blvd. Marysville WA 98270
|Botanical Pronunciation||kal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide; bloom stalks reach 6 ft. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to summer, persisting through fall.|
|Design Ideas||This low growing ornamental grass is colorful and ever changing. With feathery flower spikes that emerge reddish-brown in spring and turn golden to buff in fall, it adds a lovely accent to naturalist, craftsman, or prarie gardens. Use as a vertical among low-growing plants or have a pair planted in distressed metal pots or bronzed urns for a minimalist look. Perfect near water gardens or terraced patios where the breeze causes the grass to sway gracefully.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Thrives in rich, moist soils, but highly adaptable. Best foliage and plumes in full sun; benefits from part shade in hottest summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates dry spells when established. Cut to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9