Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Feather Reed Grass
tall, approx. 60 - 120 cm
lavender pink - gold
August - September
well drained, moist, humus rich, fertile
acid - neutral - alkaline
Reedgrass, Calamagrostis, is a fairly large genus of around 250 species in the grass family, Poaceae. They are tall plants with a long inflorescence with a wide distribution around temperate regions and mountainous areas of the tropics. A number of species are cultivated as ornamental grasses in gardens, among them the most popular ornamental grass variety in the world, 'Karl Foerster'.
Division in spring or fall.
A 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.