calamagrostis acutiflora 'karl foerster' (feather reed grass)

Size: 1 gallon
  • an upright habit, forming a tight clump of deep green foliage
  • sterile flower plumes emerge purple-red, changing to a golden-tan
  • foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • bloom time: june to winter
  • cool season grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall
  • during the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant
  • cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer
  • most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil
  • zone 4
  • height 100-150cm 
  • spread 60-80cm
  • colour gold
  • prune foliage to ground level in the spring to make way for new growth
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • long blooming
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • low maintenance
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)