Karl Foerster Reed Grass
Karl Foerster Reed Grass
COMMON NAME: MOTION GRASS
Versatile and easy to grow, Karl Foerster feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora) is one of the showiest, longest blooming ornamental grasses for your garden. The feathery flowers bloom in early summer and remain colorful until the hard frost in fall. Flowers will last in floral arrangements for months. This low-maintenance ornamental grass can quickly provide a sense of enclosure and privacy.
This particular variety of feather reed grass is called the “metamorphic grass” or “perpetual motion grass.” The slightest breeze sets this grass in motion.
- Garden Height: 48 - 72 Inches
- Garden Width (Spread): 24 - 36 Inches
- Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches
- Bloom Color: Green
- Bloom Time: Year-Round
- Light Requirements: Part Sun to Sun
- Soil Preferences: Any Soil
- Zones: 5 - 11
Karl Foerster is cool-season grass. Cool-season grasses put on most of their growth in spring before temperatures begin exceeding 75 degrees Fahrenheit and in the fall when temperatures cool down. They generally maintain good color through the summer but won't grow much when it is hot.
Cut back cool-season grasses in very early spring.
Cool-season grasses tend to look good even as the weather cools. Leave their foliage in place until spring and then as soon as the snow is gone cut them back. Leave about 1/3 of the plant in place. Trimming cool-season grasses too harshly can irreparably harm the plant.
Divide cool-season grasses in spring or early fall. Cool-season grasses are actively growing in spring and fall. These grasses can be transplanted at either time of the year but early spring is probably the best time to divide. If you do divide them in the fall, be careful that the freeze/thaw cycles of winter don't heave the plants out of the ground, this happened to a couple of my coral bells last winter.
Cut clumps of grass to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Thank you so much for ordering from Petal & Stem! Petal & Stem is, for the most part, a one woman operation. This means that each new order will be shipped in the most timely manner possible. In-stock items will ship from Petal & Stem within 2-3 business days of the purchase date on most occasions I am a one woman show, so if it takes a few extra days, please be patient. Once your order ships, it should arrive in 3-5 business days depending on your selected shipping preferences.
Please note that your order may experience delays due to a high volume of orders during promotional events or Holidays.
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In town: $3.00
Within 10 miles of Spalding: $6.00
Out of town (10-25 miles): $15.00
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