Foerster's Feather Reed Grass - Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

2001 Perennial Plant of the Year. A tall grass with long heads of golden yellow to cream-coloured plumes. Creates an elegant background from summer to fall. Seed heads stand up to winter extremes. Excellent for mass planting, borders and containers. Good cut flower.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Dry Areas
Erosion Control
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Xeriscape
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
48-60"
Spread: 
24-36"
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Fall Colour
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.6 (20 votes)

Grow in well drained, fertile soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new growth. Cut to ground in spring to encourage a flush of new growth. Divide in spring as needed to maintain plant vigor. 

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