Karl Foerster Reed Grass: Calamagrostis Acu.'Karl Foerst - 2GAL Pot CM Tall
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' showcases tall, upright, feathery plumes of greenish flowers that turn golden in the fall, adding vertical interest to the garden.
Caring for Calamagrostis acutiflora, commonly known as Feather Reed Grass, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This ornamental grass thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. Plant it in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Water the grass regularly, especially during dry spells, to keep the soil consistently moist. However, avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Cut back the grass in early spring to about 6 inches above the ground to allow for fresh growth. This also helps maintain its neat appearance. Feather Reed Grass is relatively low-maintenance and has good resistance to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for any signs of trouble and take appropriate measures if necessary. With proper care, your Calamagrostis acutiflora will provide you with beautiful vertical accents and swaying plumes, adding texture and interest to your garden or landscape.