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Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Height 4-6 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide

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 Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Flower Color(s): Green
Bloom Period: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall
Foliage Color(s): Yellow
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 2-3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Attracts: Birds
Features: Heat Tolerant; Deadheading Not Necessary
Scientific Name: Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Common Name: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Other Name(s): Reed Grass; Ornamental Grass
Brand: Proven Selections

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

1 Review - Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Show Reviews

  • 4

    Posted by Cheryl Hatfield on Mar 27th 2019

    only giving this 4 stars, because I have other plants I like way more. but overall i'm very happy with my order. The grass came in very good shape. I put it in the ground right away and it did phenomenal the rest of the fall and winter. Its already starting to come up this spring, so I know it made it through the winter. and I barely had to do anything to these after watering the first couple of weeks.