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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass

Also known as Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'stricta.' Large ornamental grass. ¼ to ½ inch wide leaves, flower panicles rise 3-4 feet above foliage. Green in summer, golden orange in autumn, persists through winter. Full sun, tolerates wet or dry sites. 2' x 5-7'.

Image courtesy of Missouri Botanical Plantfinder

J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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