Feather Reed Grass 'Karl Foerster'

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Feather Reed Grass, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' is one the most well know and highly praised perennials on the market. Tall, slender blades and prominent plumes create a dramatic expression

  • • One of the most popular ornamental grasses
  • • Low-maintenance, and exceptionally hardy
  • • Resistant to deer and other pests
  • • Attracts birds

Simple but elegant grass for gardens and landscaping

Feather reed grass is renowned for its tall blades of grass, highlighted by feathery blooms that gently wave in even the slightest bit of wind. They grow up to 6 feet tall, and form in clumps of up to 3 feet wide, giving them the solid expression of a shrub but with the delicate appeal of other decorative grasses. Blooms take on a pinkish hue early in the season and then fade to a golden tan.

Beautiful grasses that grow virtually anywhere
While feather reed grass is exceptionally well-suited for use within your existing landscaping, it also thrives in large containers for use on a patio or terrace. Group several plants together and use them as a living privacy barrier for both residential or commercial use. The possibilities really are endless.

The beginner gardener’s dream…
Feather reed grass is not only extremely hardy in a wide range of weather and lighting conditions, but its impervious to deer and other pests and requires very little maintenance. It is the ideal plant for those who don’t have time to tend to their landscaping but still want a “put together” look and loads of curb appeal.

  • • Height: 4-6 feet
  • • Width: 2-3 feet
  • • Hardiness zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • • Sun: Full to partial

  • Botanical Name:Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
    Plant Type:Perennial
    Growing Zones:4-9
    What's my zone?
    Light Requirements:Full Sun , Partial Shade
    Mature Height:4-6 ft.
    Mature Spread:2-3 ft.
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Uses:Beds and Borders , Ornamental , Roadside , Waterfront
    Characteristics:Attracts Birds , Show Seed Heads
  • When will my order ship?

    SHIPPING IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - We will resume shipping MARCH 1, 2020. All orders placed before that date will be shipped out starting March 1st, in the order they were received.

    How will my order be shipped?

    Your order will be shipped FedEx Ground. Once shipped, your order will arrive in 2-5 business days.

    How much does shipping cost?

    All orders over $90 ship free. Orders under $90 ship for a flat rate of $11.95.

    Do you guarantee your plants?

    Yes. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, just contact us within 7 days and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

    Will this plant grow where I live?

    The hardiness zones that each plant will grow in are listed in the product description. Please make sure that the plants are rated for the zone you live in. If you don't know what zone you are in, check out our zone map to find out.

    If I order now, can I delay shipping for sometime in the future?

    Sure. After placing your order, just send us an email with your order number and the date you would like your order delivered.

  • We promise to only send you healthy, well rooted plants. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, or you are not completely satisfied, contact us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com right away and we’ll take care of it.

    If your plant(s) were damaged on arrival, we will send out replacements to you immediately at no extra charge to you.

    If that plant is no longer in stock, or you prefer to not receive a replacement, we will issue full refund for any damaged plants.

    In some cases, we may simply request a photo of the damaged plant to verify condition of plant before we process replacement or refund.

    If you have any other questions about our refund/replacement policy, please feel free to email us at hello@thegreenhousepnw.com

  • All of our plants are container grown and shipped with the soil and roots fully intact. We DO NOT ship your plants bareroot. Being shipped as a containered plant greatly reduces the risk of the plant not surving the transit to your home. We guarantee that you will receive a healthy plant that is ready to thrive! We offer various different sizes of potted plants.


    Our container sizes include:

    1 Gallon Container: 6" wide by 7" tall

    2 Gallon Container: 8 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" tall

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
plants arrived in great shape

plants arrived in great shape and staff was very helpful

Pampas grasses

Ordering was easy. Delivery was fine.... have the plants outside for about a week with plenty of water. Planting them today or tomorrow. Hoping they adapt ok

Great packaging

Great packaging and on time delivery—
Will let you know if they grow!


I ordered Karl Foesters grass.
Came in great condition and I'm planting them today.


So far they are good. Very hot weather here and they look fine.
Thanks for such good packing care,

Not what I expected

Plants arrived quickly and in good shape. However, they were not what I expected. The description said gallon containers which are about 6-8 inches in diameter. I expected that the plants would fill the container diameter but the grass plants are only about 2 inches in diameter. I’ve planted them and assume they will expand over time, but as I said it was not what I expected.

Feather Reed Grass "Karl Foerstar"

Plants arrived in great condition and on time. Will order from this company again.


Received very healthy plants, and pretty fast shipping.

Great quality

Great quality

Very Satisfied!

Plants came as listed—very healthy—packed well