Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass)
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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

A clump-forming cool season grass that is one of the first to begin growing in the spring, around the time spring-blooming bulbs appear. Makes a beautiful vertical accent in the garden. Use around water features, by streams or in mass groupings. Yellow blooms 5-6'. Chosen plant of the year by the Perennial Plant Association in 2001. Calamagrostis a. 'Stricta' is a (old) synonym for Calamagrostis a. 'Karl Foerster'
Height: 4-6 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: June,July
Hardiness Zone: 5 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Rain Garden Sun
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Flower Hue
Medium
Flower Height
4' to 6'
Flower Type
Panicle
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Divide
Every Five Years or Longer
Prune Time
April
Growth Rate
Average
Origin
Europe

Possible Substitution Plants

Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'