Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
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
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'|
|Mature Height||5 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Soil Type||Moist, Well Draining|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Reddish Bronze|