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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Previously known as:

  • Calamagrostis arundinacea 'Karl Foerster'
Phonetic Spelling
ka-la-ma-GROSS-tis BY a-kyoo-tih-FLOR-ah KAR-ul FOR-ster
Description

Spreads slowly by rhizomes; gold fall color; flowers two to three weeks before C. arundincea. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing. Grows in a whide range of soil conditions, including clay.  During hot, humid or wet summers this plant suffers and is susceptible to rust diseases.

More information on Calamagrostis x acutiflora.

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#resistant#pink flowers#deer resistant#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#resistant#pink flowers#deer resistant#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calamagrostis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Stiff, upright, pink flowers in the summer that turn beige in late summer. Have a wheat-like appearance and are a good cut flower.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Spreads slowly by rhizomes.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer