Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

Common Name

Feather Reed Grass

Plant Description

An extremely versatile, attractive, and low maintenance ornamental grass, ‘Karl Foerster’ produces pink-bronze inflorescences in June that fade to gold by fall, providing long-lasting, vertical interest. Average to moist soil.


  • Light: Full Sun to Full Shade
  • Height: 36-60"
  • Spread: 18-30"
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Deer-Resistant: YES
  • Drought-Resistant: YES
  • Cut Flower: YES


2001 Perennial Plant of the Year


Recommended by Plants of Merit and a Roy Diblik favorite.

Breeder Notes

Introduced in 1950 by Karl Foerster.

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