Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

feather reed grass

2 litre pot
pot size guide
£8.99 Buy
+
-
9cm pot
pot size guide
£4.99 Buy
+
-
1 year guarantee
All you can buy delivered for £4.99


    • Position: full sun or partial shade
    • Soil: dry or wet, well-drained soil
    • Rate of growth: fast growing
    • Flowering period: early summer to autumn
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      A stiff, erect habit is the defining feature of this grass, named after the famous German plantsman who introduced it to the public in the 1950s. Plant it en masse to form a feathery screen, or in small groups to add height and definition to a perennial border. It also looks good planted next to buildings. This is one of the earliest perennial grasses to get going, with shoots appearing in early spring, followed by flowers that are green first, then fade to buff.

    • Garden care: Very low maintenance, it simply needs to be cut down to the ground in February. Don’t be tempted to chop it earlier, as its wheat-coloured stems add drama and strong winter presence to the garden.

Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'

yarrow

Flat, plate-like yellow flowers on tall stems

£7.99 Buy

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

culver's root

Slender spires of white flowers

£7.99 Buy

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis promotion - 6 pack

Sought after for its graceful habit

£14.97 Buy

Helenium 'Riverton Beauty'

sneezeweed

One of the oldest and most beautiful cultivars

£7.99 Buy

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CrocusCalamagrostisxacutiflora'Karl Foerster'
 
3.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

no feathery reeds appeared

By Barney

from Middlesex

Pros

  • Hardy

Cons

  • Unattractive

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about Crocus Calamagrostisxacutiflora'Karl Foerster':

no feather reeds have appeared on this plant this year....why is this?

  • Your Gardening Experience:
  • Experienced

Comment on this review

 

Do you want to ask a question about this?

If so, click on the button and fill in the box below. We will post the question on the website, together with your alias (bunnykins, digger1, plantdotty etc etc) and where you are from (Sunningdale/Glasgow etc). We'll also post the answer to your question!
1 Question | 1 Answer
Displaying question 1
  • Q:

    Please can you tell me how far part these should be planted?
    Asked on 4/6/2014 by Naughty Nicky

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      These plants can grow to at least 60cm wide eventually. The planting distances between the plants depends really on the look you would like to create, and how patient you are waiting for them to grow But normally I would plant them 50-60cm apart.

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
Displaying question 1

Do you have a question about this product? 

Prairie

Indulge a passion for ornamental grasses by creating a prairie- or meadow-style garden. They can be richly planted with native wildflowers or a selection of complementary perennials and self-seeding annuals to create a naturalistic planting effect.

Read full article