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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
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Price:  £6.50

Availability:  

  

AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Common Name: Feather reed-grass

Plant Family: Poaceae

Suggested Use:  Ornamental
Planting Style:  prairie
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Herbaceous Border
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Pink
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Heavy/Clay
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants


A very stiff upright habit is a distinguishing feature of this tall grass. Bronzy plumes turn straw colour into autumn. looks good with Asters and HeleniumMakes an unusual screen too, the stems stay looking good during the winter, cut back in February. Deciduous. Cool season.


Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
Click and Collect FREE Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands £6- £10
Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15- £20

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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


Goes well with
Aster (Symphyotrichum) laeve 'Calliope'

Aster (Symphyotrichum) laeve 'Calliope'£5.50

Michaelmas Daisy

A no-stake cultivar with masses of small semi-double white daisies in late summer. 60 to 70 cm (2 to 2 feet).

Helenium   'Rubinzwerg'

Helenium 'Rubinzwerg'£5.50

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

Sumptuous, ruby-red daisies to 8cm across from July to September. This is a versatile plant equally at home in a mixed or herbaceous border and goes particularly well with ornamental grasses. Attracts bees and butterflies.

Shrubland Park Nurseries