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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Feather reed grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster')
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1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

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Botanical name: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Other names: Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster'

Genus: Calamagrostis Calamagrostis

Variety or Cultivar: 'Karl Foerster' _ 'Karl Foerster' is a grass with flat, arching leaves, and bronze panicles that fade to pale-brown.


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' is: Deciduous

Flower: Brown, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming

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Pruning: Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Architectural, Prairie planting, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant in any well-drained fertile soil.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Other names: Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster'

Genus: Calamagrostis Calamagrostis

Variety or Cultivar: 'Karl Foerster' _ 'Karl Foerster' is a grass with flat, arching leaves, and bronze panicles that fade to pale-brown.


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' is: Deciduous

Flower: Brown, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

General care

Pruning: Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Architectural, Prairie planting, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant in any well-drained fertile soil.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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(06/10/2010)

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

(06/10/2010)

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

(06/10/2010)

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The centre of one of my 'clumps' has not come up this year, so I just have a ring of shoots. Do I just need to dig it up in winter and divide it to eliminate the hole in the middle?

The centre of one of my 'clumps' has not come up this year, so I just have a ring of shoots. Do I just need to dig it up in winter and divide it to eliminate the hole in the middle? ...
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