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Calamagrostis Karl Foerster

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Description

Karl Foerster Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Height: 5 feet

Spread: 32 inches

Sunlight: full sun partial shade

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: Feather Reed Grass

Description:

Dramatic red-copper plumes are eye catching during the early to mid summer months; a cool weather performer that looks wonderful in fresh or dried flower arrangements, borders or garden landscapes; heat tolerant and low maintenance

Ornamental Features

Karl Foerster Reed Grass is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The tan seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from late summer to late winter. It features bold plumes of brick red flowers with coppery-bronze overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its grassy leaves are green in colour. The foliage often turns tan in fall. The gold stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Karl Foerster Reed Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Karl Foerster Reed Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Mass Planting
General Garden Use
Groundcover
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Container Planting

Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder

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