Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Create a stunning vertical effect with feathery stalks that emerge reddish brown in spring and turn a rich golden color in fall. Blooms two to three weeks earlier than common feather reed grass. Thrives in wet soils, yet tolerates drier conditions. Stalks make great cut flowers. Sterile seeds do not produce unwanted seedlings.


Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs:  Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Plant type: Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth rate: Fast
Average landscape size: Foliage reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide; bloom stalks reach 6 ft. tall.
Special features: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Waterwise
Foliage color: Green
Blooms: Late spring to summer, persisting through fall.
Flower color: Red

Foerster's Feather Reed Grass