Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather reed-grass

For anyone nervous about planting grasses, this is the go to specimen. 

Non-invasive, neat and tidy with stiff erect flower panicles in bronzy shades that look stunning from mid summer through to spring. It's the classic border grass popularised by Dutch master plantsman, Piet Oudolf. 

Use it as a dot plant in the border or in stiff formal rows as a windbreak. As a vertical accent it doesn't get much better than this. 

The stems change from grey green to a deep straw colour in winter. 

It doesn't need staking and can tolerate high winds without becoming ragged. Very low maintenance - just trim the old growth down to 5 to 8cm in spring and enjoy. Deciduous

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£ 7.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Poaceae

Hardy perennial grass (D)

H7

100-150cm 

50-100cm 

Light green 

Bronze Well-drained, 

Moist but well-drained 

Full sun, partial shade

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