Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ is the first ornamental grass to receive the Perennial Plant of the Year Award® (2001), earned for good looks, long-lasting plumes and undemanding growing requirements. Green foliage grows in a neat, 2-foot clump. In early spring, stalks rise up to 6 feet, capped with elongated, wheat-colored seed heads. In addition to intrinsic beauty, Feather Reed Grass exhibits tolerance for heavy clay and compacted soil and will not reseed (seeds are believed to be sterile).

Karl Foerster Grass (Calamagrostis)

  • Garden Height:  48 - 72 Inches 

    Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches 

    Spread:  24 - 36 Inches 

    Flower Colors: Green 

    Flower Shade:  Green 

    Foliage Colors:  Yellow 

    Foliage Shade:  Yellow 

    Habit:  Upright 

    Container Role:  Thriller

    Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun