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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'/Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' / Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
A clump grass with an upright form
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A clump grass with an upright form

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Scientific Name: Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: In hot climates it performs best in part shade in the afternoon. Grasses have become quite popular for contemporary landscapes, especially on sites with full sunlight and well drained soils. This is an excellent clump grass. Clip back tops in winter as the old growth fades and becomes limp.