- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet Tall
- Mature Width 2 - 3 Feet Wide
- Growing Zones 5 - 11
Add unique texture to your yard. This feather grass has stunning, tall, feathery stalks. It is tolerant to a variety of conditions. It does not require deadheading and attracts birds. Bring the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass to your yard for a dramatic effect.
Foliage for the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass is incredibly stunning. It has tall red-bronze feathery flower spikes that first appear in early summer and lasts through fall. Being a cool season grass, you will see most growth in the spring. This perennial grows to a height of forty-eight to seventy-two inches. It has interest that lasts all year long. Uses include; landscape, focal point planting, ground cover, cut flower, and dried flower.
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Care
Plant in part sun for best results. Soil should be well drained and remain moist. Water regularly, and more often in times of extreme heat. Once established, it can tolerate short periods of drought. The Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass is tolerant to all soil types and Ph levels. Cut back to the ground in late winter just prior to new growth. Pruning should also take place in the late winter. Apply a slow release fertilizer in the spring.
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Spacing
Correct spacing is important to follow to ensure your plant grows and develops properly. It is aiming for a seamless appearance, space twenty-four inches, center on center. Otherwise, spacing should be thirty-six inches, center on center.
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 11
|Plant Type: Ornamental Grasses
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pinkish Purple
|Flower Description: Plumes Bloom in Clusters
|Bloom Period: Early to Mid Summer
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Blue-Green
|Foliage Description: Long and slender, Whorls around the stem
|Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
|Resists: Pest, Diseases
|Tolerates: Soil, Temperature
|Uses: Border, Mass Planting, Background, Cut Flower, Xeriscape, Bird Habitat
|Features: Heat Tolerant; Deadheading Not Necessary
|Brand: Proven Selections
|Common Name: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
|Other Name(s): Reed Grass; Ornamental Grass
|Scientific Name: Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.