Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' has tan seedheads, is early blooming and has an upright habit; it starts blooming in mid June. A 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year, 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass was named after our friend Tim Foerster's cousin, the great German nurseryman. The blooms have a wheat-like appearance and are a good cut flower.  Winter foliage is a pale tan, and 'Karl Foerster' shows excellent salt tolerance.  Karl Foerster found this lovely spontaneous cross at the Hamburg Botanical Gardens.

  • Category: Grasses
  • Alternate Cultivar: Karl Foerster
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Height: 48 Inches
  • Spread: 24 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Ivory/Buff


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
20 Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster #1 Seedheads Login for pricing
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