Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

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Buy Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass: Upright and architectural

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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.

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Would recommend these grasses ,easy to grow even for me ,

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I'm trying to make a hedge with these grasses ,

Madge

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Establishes quickly, nice upright and compact

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This is a great grass and is quick to establish. I was concerned about this plant only having a few months to settle in before the wet winter of 2015/2016 but it has coped well and it's also on very clayey soil. However, I disagree that's it ok for part shade as it definitely isn't growing as well in that position and ends up with a variegated leaf colour with a pinkish tinge and is much more stunted. I would use pheasants tail grass or another shade loving grass in such locations.

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