DESCRIPTION: Karl Foerster Reed Grass is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The tan seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from late summer to late winter. It features bold plumes of rose flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its grassy leaves are green in colour. The foliage often turns tan in fall. The gold stems can be quite attractive.
BOTANICAL NAME: Calamagrostis acutifolia 'Karl Foerster'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 150 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 80 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Feathery flowers are initially light pink in colour maturing into beautiful stiff wheat-coloured seed heads that last well into winter
FLOWERING TIME: Late summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average to dry - Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Border, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest, Very Popular
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.