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Ornamental Grass for Privacy Screen or Low Growing Hedge

Feather Reed Grass is used as a low growing screen to hide an unsightly utility box

Feather Reed Grass or Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ is definitely one of my favorite ornamental grasses to use as a privacy screen, low growing hedge or to add vertical height to the perennial garden.

This non-flopping, sun-loving vertical grass is a delightful accent that is both easy to grow and easy to maintain.  The slightest breeze sets this grass in motion.

Professional landscapers and garden designers love using Calamagrostis for creating a fast developing screen or Hedge Plant.

Calamagrostis will  add height while create a focal point or accent in the  sun loving perennial garden.

Facts about Calamagrostis Karl Foerster:

  • Grows up to 60” (in flower)
  • Tolerates a wide range of soil from clay to dry sand
  • Blooms early in the season (most grasses bloom late)
  • Drought Tolerant once established
  • Deer Proof
  • Winter Interest
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Low maintenance
  • Landscape appeal from summer thru winter.
  • Long lasting cut flowers
  • Virtually pest free
Calamagrostis Karl Foerster makes an ideal Hedge Plant

Calamagrostis offers 3 seasons of interest planted in a long row

The only thing I do in the spring is cut back the stems to about 6 inches from the ground in late winter or early spring.

Calamagrostis pairs well with many garden plants when it comes to garden design.  Partner with Tall Sedums, Butterfly Bush, or other Ornamental Grasses.

If you are looking for a an easy perennial to grow and maintain, this ornamental grass might be just the ticket.

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