Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'


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Why We Love It

Introduce a natural, prairie-style atmosphere to your garden with the feathery mass of foliage created by Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’.

Also known as the Feather Reed Grass, this clump-forming perennial adds texture, wind-driven movement and structure to gardens with its erect habit, bolstered by delightful panicles of bronze flowers that fade to pale brown.

It’s a top choice for architectural merit, whether grown in mixed borders as a specimen or planted en masse as a natural screen.

Planting Calendar

Plant in March, April, May, September, October, November.

Flowers in July, August, September.

Planting and Care

Into the Ground

  1. Dig garden compost or well-rotted manure into the soil before planting.
  2. Water the plant thoroughly around an hour before planting.
  3. Make a hole that's slightly wider than the rootball but the same depth.
  4. Remove the temporary container and plant at the same height as it was growing in the pot.
  5. Firm in and water well.

Into a Pot

  1. Find a pot that’s twice the size of the rootball.
  2. Ensure it has plenty of drainage holes.
  3. Fill with good quality compost.
  4. Make a hole slightly bigger than the rootball.
  5. Place the plant into the hole at soil level.
  6. Firm in and water well.

Product Specifications

Current Height5 - 10 cm
Eventual Height150 cm
Eventual Spread60 cm
LocationBorder or bed, Terrace or balcony
Planting timeAutumn, Spring
Effort LevelLooks after itself
Botanic NameCalamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Flower ColourBrown
Indoor / OutdoorOutdoor
Pot Diameter17 cm
Pot Volume2 L
Height25 cm
Code: SPRTL151772


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