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Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

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Enjoy Year Round Interest with ‘Motion Grass’

Sometimes called “motion grass”, Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass provides vertical definition to your landscape, as well as drawing the eye with its tendency to sway in the slightest breeze. 

Its glossy leaf blades of a vibrant, deep green shoot up 2-3 feet from the ground, returning to its tall, straight shape even after affected by heavy rain or winds.  In June, 5-foot stems rise above the foliage to display feathery plumes with an airy, light pink hue.  The affect is stunning in any landscape! 

As the seed heads mature, they transition to shades of tan that persist through fall and can even provide delimitation into the winter months (as well as provide a tasty treat for your feathered friends).

Your Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass will grow up to 5 feet tall with an 18-inch spread.  It has an upright nature, is fast growing and very easy to grow.  Karl Foerster is deciduous where winters are cold, and semi-evergreen in mild climates.  It prefers a sunny (or part shade), location with regular rainfall, but is adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions.  Karl Foerster will not self-seed, so you don’t have to worry about it becoming invasive as with some other grasses. 

It’s easy to see why Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass was once named “Perennial of the Year”.  With its perpetual motion, enchanting plumes and lively color, Karl Foerster is sure to keep you entertained throughout the seasons. Order yours today!

* Decorative foliage and flower heads
* Fast growing
* Adaptable to variety of soils and conditions
* Deer resistant


Plant Facts

Family Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 5 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Soil Moist, Well Draining
Zones 4-9
Mature Form Upright, Clump
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Flower Color Reddish Bronze
Fall Color Insignificant

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass.

Rating: 4.3/5 based on 4 review(s)
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Pink blooms Review by Janny
Feather reed grass is great. and when the pink blooms come out they are stunning.
Tall Review by Del
Feather Reed grass makes a great property line plant as it provides some privacy most of the year.
Blooms Review by Nan Y
The Feather Reed grass puts its blooms out earlier than other grasses and to have those pink blooms waving in the wind is a soothing sight. One of my favorite grasses.
Ornamental grass Review by Sheri
This is our first year with the grass. We planted it in the fall of 2006 so we are anxiously awaiting to see how it matures! However, we have a question, please. Should we cut it back this Spring? Or, leave it? Please reply.

<p><strong><font size=1>Answer from Nature Hills:</strong> Cut it back late winter, early spring, we cut ours back last week and it already has new green shoots growing.

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