Karl Forester Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Mature Height: 5 ft.
Mature Spread: 24 inches

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A true classic. The perennial plant of 2001. This lovely non-invasive ornamental grass is prized for it's showy fountain of soft foliage. It is excellent for border planting and as individual accent plants. In the fall it the fall it forms seedpods that drop from the stems - for those looking for an ornamental grass with multi-season appeal and visual elegance, which won't cause problems or reseed Karl Forester is a great choice.

Bloom Color:Tan
Bloom Period:Late spring to fall - heads remain upright in winter
Genus & Species:Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Mature Height:5 ft.
Mature Spread:24 inches
Plant Spacing:20 inches or more
Planting Depth:Crown even with the soil
Planting Time:Spring or Fall Planting
Soil Type:Well drained, fertile soil, low water
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Zone:4 to 8

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Karl Forester Feather Reed Grass

Karl forester grass is easily grown in sunny dry conditions. It can tolerate any soil including heavy clay. Be sure to provide supplemental water in hot dry weather, cut back to around 6 to 8 inches in the spring before the new growth begins. Can be divided in spring or fall.

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