Stamens peek out from newly opened flower heads. They will soon tighten and turn a warm golden hue.
This cool season clump-forming perennial grass, with its deep-green foliage and feathery purplish plumes, is one of the best known and most popular ornamental grasses we sell. It combines beauty, versatility and easy maintenance. Its foliage rustles and dances in the wind, while its airy seedheads take on a stately gold as the season progresses. It is evergreen in mild climates.
Perennial Plant of the Year 2001 : Drought tolerant:Heat and cold tolerant; Deer resistant; Great winter interest
Excellent as accent, screen and specimen, in borders, containers, mass plantings, near water and for naturalizing
Gardens: Cactus, cottage, formal, patio, seaside, urban and water-wise gardens
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
(Foerster's Feather Reed Grass)
48" (122 cm)
36" (91 cm)
purplish flower spikes turn to golden tan
May - June
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Tolerates a wide range of soil types
Part of our Smart Plants (water smart) Collection