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Feather Reed Grass 'Foerster's'

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Create stunning vertical effects with feathery stalks that emerge reddish-brown in spring and turn golden in fall. Blooms 2 to 3 weeks earlier than common feather reed grass. Seeds are sterile. Use stalks as cut flowers. 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • Spread
    1—2 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Subtype LARGE GRASSES
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 1—2 feet
Special Uses Clump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Flowers for Cutting, Year-Round Interest
Landscape Uses Border
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Spring

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