Home / #1 Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster/Feather Reed
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
COMMON NAME: Feather Reed Grass
GARDEN SIZE: 2 ft. x 2 ft., 6 ft. with blooms
USDA ZONE: 4-7
EXPOSURE: Full Sun to Part Shade
SEASON OF ACTIVITY: Cool Season
WATER & SOIL: Average to moist soil
HABIT (FORM): Fountain-like mounded clump
FOLIAGE: Deep green, thick blades
BLOOM TIME & COLOR: Late Spring; Soft, feathery, plumes of tan seed heads
CARE: Cut back to the ground in late winter before new growth begins. These are one of the first grasses to push so don't miss the window! When you see people around town cutting their monkey grass back, go ahead and take care of your Calamagrostis too.
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