Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

Poaceae

Height

60 - 120 cm

Flower colour

purple - tan

Inflorence type

panicle

Flowering time

August - September

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist, fertile, humus-rich

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

seems hardy

Plant range

garden hybrid

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.

Propagation:


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.

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