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. 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.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster #3
Characteristics & Attributes
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Perennial Plant of the Year
Clay Soil Tolerant
Companion Plants to Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'