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Grass - Feather Reed

Cool Weather Grass with June Flowers


The Grass 'Feather Reed Grass', Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster', is a 7' tall upright grass.


'Karl Forester' is a cool season grower with dark green, shiny foliage that appears in early spring and lasts until late fall. The flowers appear in June - earlier than many other ornamental grasses.


At first they are loose, feathery and pinkish in color, then, through the summer, they become very narrow, gradually turning a tan wheat color that lasts through the fall.


It grows best in moist, well-drained fertile soil, and does well in moist heavy clay soil.


This is a cool-season grass, which allows planting or transplanting in spring or fall. It truly has year-round beauty.


* Grows Best in Cool Season
* ShinyDark Green Foliage
* Early Erect Pink Plumes


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Blooms Review by Nan Y
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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
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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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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
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Upright, Clump
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Flower Color Reddish Bronze
Fall Color Insignificant

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