Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass, Ornamental Grass
Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. This is a cool season, clumping grass with a compact, erect growth habit. It is especially prized in the north where the magnificent, wheat-like seed heads appear in late spring and last all season long.
'Karl Foerster' provides a great backdrop for lower growing, flowering perennials throughout the year. It is also useful for screening purposes and will not reseed. A good choice for heavy clay soils.
C. 'Karl Foerster' prefers sunny, dry conditions. It can be grown in nearly any soil, including heavy clay. Be sure to provide plenty of moisture in extremely hot weather. Cut back to 6 in. in spring before new growth begins. Propagate by division in either spring or fall.
Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year -- 2001
Missouri Botanical Garden Emeritus Plants of Merit
Height: 5.0 Feet
Spread: 2.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Tan shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Spring
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.
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I’ve bought plants that come in plugs before from other companies and I was surprised at how great the condition the plants were in. Very healthy and full. Would definitely recommend it.