Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - GrassGrowth Rate - FastMature Height - Leaves 3-4' with flower spikes reaching 5-6.5'Mature Width - 3-4'Longevity - Long lived
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Upright flower spikes emerge early. Green with bronze tones, the blossoms/seeds change color through the season.Fruit - Sterile seeds remain on the plant until winter snow brings them down.Leaf - Foliage is green; medium blade width; 36-48" tallFall Color - A hard frost may turn foliage orange yellow in mild climates but almost always some green remains. Flower spikes dry to a golden colour bleaching to buff.Bark - Other Features - Constantly confused with C. acutiflora 'Stricta'. Used as a specimen it makes a stunning vertical accent, in groups it creates a horizontal band of golden flowers that bend and sway in the wind.Possible Use - a border, as a hedge or screen, as a backdrop for perennialsSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Plant in full sun; moist to wet fertile soil; tolerates a wide range of soil types including dry sandy soil; thrives in clay soil. Zone 3-9. Propagate by division in fall or spring. Cut back to ground in early spring before new growth starts.Native Habitat - Eurasia Zones 5-9Diseases and Insects - No known pest or problems.Strength - Often used in naturalized areas, its ultimate size is directly related to the amount of moisture. Even though Calamagrostis can grow in fresh-water bogs, it also does well in drier areas.Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Grass.- Other plants of the family Poaceae.- Other plants of the genus Calamagrostis.- Other plants of the species Calamagrostis x acutifolia.