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Common Name

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora Karl Foerster

Pinkish grey flowers in June-July. Architectural upright habit. Good planted in large blocks. Any soil from the wettest to the driest. Sun or part shade. Good autumn colour. Ht. 100cm. Sp. 50cm. Looks good with Eupatorium purpureum or mavculatum.


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Plant Details: CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora Karl Foerster


Species: x acutiflora

Variety: Karl Foerster

Common name: Feather reed grass

Family: Poaceae

Origin: Eurasia

Flower colour: Pink

Flower month: Jun, Jul

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Autumn leaf colour: Brown

Winter leaf colour: Brown

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Any soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 100

Spread: 50

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Seed month: Aug, Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep

Seed colour: Brown

Naturalising: YES

Slug resistant: YES

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Web rating: Woottens rating 8/10

Pot Size: 9cm

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