Calamagrostis Karl Foerster Description
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass makes the perfect, long-blooming Hedge Plant with its months of colorful flower stems rising to 5' tall.
A favorite upright ornamental grass for the sun garden, Karl Foerster Calamagrostis begins its spectacular flower show in early summer & remains colorful right thru the hard frosts of fall!
Easy to grow, erect Feather Reed grass produces grain-like seed heads in early summer.
Winner of the Perennial Plant Association Perennial of the Year.
Calamagrostis can be grown in almost any soil, including clay. Once established, they tolerate dry conditions & are highly salt tolerant.
Can be used for a low growing screen or privacy hedge, such as to screen air conditioning units.
Special Features: Cut flower, Deer Resistant, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Multi-seasonal Interest, Season Extender, Winter Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'
- Common Name:
Feather Reed Grass
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- Soil Type:
Clay, Normal, Sandy
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- Height x Width:
48-60"" x 24""
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Accent, Background, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Screen, Specimen,
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI,PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Average, medium to wet soils - Does well in heavy clay soils, unlike many of the other ornamental grasses.
Light: Full sun for tighter clumps and more blooms -- Blooms in light shade, and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
Water: Soils should be kept moist and not allowed to dry out.
Spacing: 2-3 ft.
Fertilizing: Most ornamental grasses need very little fertilizer. It is best to base any fertilizer applications on the results of a soil test.
Winterizing: No specific care needed
Maintenance & Pruning: Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before the new shoots appear. Clumps may be divided in spring every 4 to 5 years. If ornamental grasses are not divided, they eventually become thin or die out in the center.
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