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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

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This clump-forming grass has a strong, upright (practically columnar) habit which makes it a valuable structural grass for mid and back of the border and for mass plantings. Plume-like seed heads are carried on tall stems in summer which persist into winter. A hybrid between two widespread Eurasian grasses: C. arundinacea and C. epigeios. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 2001.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Asia - China and Japan
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Indian Subcontinent
Garden Origin

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Wet  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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