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Karl Foerster Grass

Lasting vertical interest

  • Tolerant of wet soil
  • Beauty from late spring into winter
  • Graceful movement in a breeze
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Flowering Date: Late spring, and plumes remain through summer and into winter.
62417-Karl Foerster Grass

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Karl Foerster Grass

These soft, wispy stalks sway in breezes, bringing an exceptionally graceful look behind your lower perennials. It blooms earlier than many other common varieties of Feather Reed Grass too, starting in late spring and creates beautiful winter interest as well. The long lines add a lot of elegance to fresh arrangements, too. This ornamental grass is tall enough to make a screen. It's beautiful through meadows and along streams as it's tolerant of wet soil. Such an exceptional and long-lasting performance, it is to see why Karl Foerster received the Perennial Plant of the Year award. Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameCalamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 30 inches
  • Spacing36 - 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-8
  • Flowering DateLate spring, and plumes remain through summer and into winter.
  • Flower FormNarrow, erect, golden wheat-colored plumes.
  • Foliage TypeNarrow green leaves, with a vertical clumping habit.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, organically-rich, moisture-retentive soil. Does well in heavy clay soil.
  • PruningPrune back to 6-8" (15-20 cm) in early spring, before new growth appears. Early spring.
  • Unique CharactersticsA native plant from North America that found popularity in Great Britain and now is being used more in the US. Gateway is smaller than the common species of Joe-Pye Weed and is more decorative. The large mauve-pink flower heads have twice as many flowers as the species and are at the top of showy reddish stems. The size (5-6') lends itself to the back of a mixed border and makes it an ideal companion plant to ornamental grasses and late summer blooming perennials like Echinacea and Physostegia.
  • ShippedNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit4 - 5 feet
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/6/19 - 6/7/19
5A-6B 3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A & 7B 2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 5/17/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 5/17/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019
Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019
Zones 8-10: May 13th, 2019

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