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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

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. 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.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Ivory/Buff

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
866 Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster #3
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Winter Containers
Winter Interest
Foliage
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Special Recognition
Perennial Plant of the Year
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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