Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (‘Stricta’)
Feather Reed Grass
Evergreen, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Semi-evergreen
These Eurasian natives are sturdy, clumping grasses with feathery flower plumes that fade from purple-tinted green to yellow, then buff. These persist into winter and can be used for fresh or dried arrangements. Cut back clumps low to the ground in late winter, before new growth begins.
This is a naturally occurring, sterile European hybrid between Calamagrostis arundinacea and Calamagrostis epigejos. It is known mainly through its evergreen to semievergreen selections.
This plant forms an erect, somewhat arching clump of narrow, bright green leaves 2–3 ft. tall, somewhat broader. Upright flowering stems increase the height to 6 ft. when they first appear in late spring or early summer.
Trailing, thorny canes can grow 10 ft. in a season, but are commonly controlled by pruning and trellis...
Bred by Judge Logan, a Scot transplanted to California, in the late 1800’s. Probably a hybrid of...
Grows in a clump to 3–4 ft. tall and wide, with purplish green flowers rising to 6 ft. in summer...