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.
This long-blooming Ornamental Grass is the perfect companion to long-blooming KnockOut Roses, drought-proof Sedums, & Reblooming Daylilies!
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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