Plant of the Week – calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl foester’

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To the humble gardener this is also known as Feather Reed Grass.

This ornamental grass was a highlight in Daniel Tyrrell’s Backyard Room at MIFGS 2013. It was awarded the Perennial Plant of the Year 2002.

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Ideally planted en masse in informal hedges and borders with sterile seed heads meaning it will stay where you plant it!

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Fantastic for anyone who wants some colour change in their garden – the feathery seed heads are mauve in summer, cream in autumn and golden in winter.

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No matter what style of garden you have (or dream of!) this could be a hardy and versatile addition which looks great too.

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