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Other common names
feather reed-grass 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis are robust rhizomatous perennial grasses, forming tufts of linear leaves, with erect stems bearing dense branching flowering panicles in summer
'Karl Foerster' is a clump-forming deciduous perennial grass with flat, arching leaves to 90cm in length, and bronze flowering panicles that fade to pale brown
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most moist, humus-rich, well-drained fertile soils, but will tolerate all but the poorest soils
Propagate by division in mid-spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting
Pruning Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by a rust
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