Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

2 litre pot £18.99
in stock (shipped within 2-4 working days)
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
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.

Delivery options

  • Standard
  • Next / named day
Delivery information

Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Share by email

Solid performance


Fast growing and still looks good in winter. Adds height to bed without dominating.




Love these grass


Have several clumps, grown with verbena bonariensis. Beautiful combination which provides height and a long lasting airy display. Wouldn't be without them. Great for any size plot.




excellent grasses


very attractive tall erect grasses good autumn colour




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


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




Establishes quickly, nice upright and compact


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.





4.8 5


Late ornamental grasses

Late-season grasses come into their own from September adding another element or two - movement and texture to your garden. Most are tall and graceful and most move and sway with a gossamer presence. As autumn continues the texture of the awns, be it soft

Read full article