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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4ft 11in
Max height
3ft 3in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Other names

Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster', Calamagrostis '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

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster') will reach a height of 4ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 3in 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Other names

Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster', Calamagrostis '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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather reed grass 'Karl Foerster') will reach a height of 4ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 3in 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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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?

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