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Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass


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Often known as feather reed grass, Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' can create a great feathery screen when planted en masse. Alternatively, Calamagrostis can be used to add height to a perennial border with it's erect growing habit. 

  • Best Features: Hardy and Fast-Growing, Very Low Maintenance 
  • Ideal For: Garden features, patios, perennial borders, alongside buildings
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Position: Any dry or wet, well-drained soil in a full sun or partial shade position
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Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass description

Here you'll find our range of Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Grass which are great for punctuating perennial borders or creating patio features. Our grasses can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden, such as planting along pathways, enhancing entrances and archways or used to create a focal point in the garden. Our Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass has a very stiff, erect growing habit, and is named after the famous plantsman who introduced this species to the general public in the 1950's. If you’re looking for a size that is not listed - Please call us to enquire as we may be able to source the size you require.

How to use Feather Reed Grass in your planting scheme

Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass can add instant impact to your garden and is sure to spark some jealousy amongst the neighbours. When planted en masse, this feathery ended grass can be used to create a great feathery screen. 

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You can use our Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Grass to punctuate borders or planted alongside buildings.

Growth rate of Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Grass

Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass is a fast growing species.

How to care for Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass

We recommend trimming your Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Grass right back down to the ground in February, but not before as the wheat-coloured stems can add drama to a winter garden. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations for Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass

Planting density for Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Grass is really down to personal preference. Your Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Grass will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Grass is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our grass plants are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy grasses from us with complete confidence. 

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