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Karl Foerster Reed Grass

Karl Foerster Reed Grass

Regular price $30.00
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Container Friendly

Drought Tolerant

Easy Care

Full Sun

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Hi, my name is Karl Foerster, but you probably know me as reed grass. I am best known for my red copper flumes which carry eye-catching tan seed heads, which add a unique vertical accent and focal point to your garden or landscape. Not only am I tall with highly ornamental fruit, I am able to last all the way through the fall and into the winter - making me a Canadian fan favourite! I require occasional maintenance, and look my best when I am cut back to the ground in late winter before my growth picks up in the spring. I have no soil preferences, I thrive in both dry and moist locations, and I am highly tolerant of urban pollution - you can plant me right in the city!

Care Guide

  • Watering: Water deeply once a week, or when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
  • Maintenance: Watch out for pests and diseases such as aphids, rust, and fungal infections. Treat accordingly.
  • Pruning: In season: Cut back the faded flower stems to the base to encourage new growth and prevent the plant from reseeding. End of season: Trim the plant down to about 6 inches from the ground in late winter or early spring to promote new growth.
  • (Optional):Fertilize using a balanced fertilizer in spring when new growth appears, following the package instructions. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to floppy growth.

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Planting Instructions

Planting trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!


Latin Name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name

Karl Foerster Reed Grass

Current Size

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width

36 Inches

Mature Height

50-60 Inches

Flower Colour


Growth Rate



Full Sun


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week