Plant of the Week – calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl foester’


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.



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



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.



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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