Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

  • Cool season, clumping grass
  • Wheat-like seed heads appear in late spring
  • Plumes last all season through frost

Feather Reed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips:

C. 'Karl Foerster' prefers sunny, dry conditions. It can be grown in nearly any soil, including heavy clay. Be sure to provide plenty of moisture in extremely hot weather. Cut back to 6 in. in spring before new growth begins. Propagate by division in either spring or fall.


4-6 Feet


2-3 Feet

Bloom Color:


5 - 9

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Characteristics & Attributes for Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'


  • Great Foliage
  • Focal Point


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Winter
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water