Karl foerster reed grass – Ornamental grasses add an element of casual, naturalistic gardens, especially to large landscapes. Gardeners in zone 7 of the US Department of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture) enjoy long, warm summers and winter temperatures average only 0-10 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 to -12 ° c). Many of the most versatile ornamental grasses grow in moderate climates zone 7.
Feather reed grass
12 Photos Gallery of: Karl Forester Reed Grass of Ornamental for Zone 7
One of the grasses most commonly sold as ornamental is the Karl foerster reed grass (Miscanthus sinensis) in the south. The leaves form a large arched crown kill and plumes in late summer or fall.
The feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora) is most effective when planted in masses rather than a solitary specimen. This grass 4-5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 m) grows only 1 to 2 feet (0.30 to 0.60 m) wide, providing a vertical emphasis in the garden. The variety most commonly seen is the Karl foerster reed grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora) with green leaves and spikes of golden color in mid to late summer. Feather reed grass cultivates along with other late-season plants, such as black-eyed Susan’s (Rudbeckia), stonecrops (Sedum) or Joe-Pie weed (Eupatorium) to achieve a beautiful finish to the gardening season. The feather reed grass grows best in full sun and moist soil.