Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Feather Reed Grass
60 - 120 cm
purple - tan
August - September
well drained, moist, fertile, humus-rich
acid - neutral - alkaline
Calamagrostis is a fairly large genus of around 250 species in the grass family, Poaceae. They are generally tall plants with long inflorences, native to temperate regions and high altitudes closer to the equator. Many species are considered good garden plants, among them 'Karl Foerster' one of the most popular ornamental grass varieties in the world.
Division in spring or fall.
Tall ornamental grass that grows best in fertile soil in a sunny position. Feather reed grass is a natural hybrid between two species native to Europe and Asia, C. arundinacea and C. epigejos.