“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Karl Foerster Reed Grass

Garden(s):

LoH2O, Shakespeare

Type:

Perennial Grass

Height:

150 cm (5 ft)

Spread:

80 cm (2.6 ft)

Light:

Full sun, Part shade

Water:

Low, Moderate

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

June, July

Bloom Colour:

Pink, Tan

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Clay, Sandy, Adaptable

Notes:

Deer and rabbit resistant. Showy plumes of tan seed heads from late summer to late winter. Stems should be cut back to about 6 inches in late winter or early spring. Can be used in a border, as a hedge, backdrop for other perennials, mass planted, or grouped.