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Calamagrostis Karl Foerster
ENLARGE IMAGE Long blooming! Early summer-Frost!
  • Karl Foerster Grass is a fast growing, low hedge plant
  • Karl Foerster blooms fro a long period of time starting in summer
  • Feather Reed Grass is deer and drought proof
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Calamagrostis Karl Foerster

Drought tolerant & deer-proof Ornamental Grass!
Item: #CALKF1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $11.19
  • Create a fast, low-growing privacy screen
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Enhances any winter garden design
  • Ornamental grass with winter interest
  • Light: Full Sun, Mature Size: 48-60" x 24"
  • Pot Size: Jumbo 1 Quart Pots
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'
  • Common Name:
    Feather Reed Grass
  • Zone:5,6,7,8
  • Sun Exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Clay, Normal, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x Width:
    48-60" x 24"
  • Flower Color:
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
    Early Summer
  • Uses:
    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



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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