Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster (Feather Reed Grass)

Dark green blades grow in upright clusters grow in early summer, after which soft green feathery tufts appear later in the season that mature into tan wheat-like blooms. Moderate growth rate,

Blooms early summer to mid fall
5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture

Semi double, dark rose pink tepals surround a  yellow ring of stamens on  long wiry branching scapes. Bloom heads tend to ‘nod’ on their long stems if they’re grown in too much shade. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer to mid fall
2.5-3 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies

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White flowers adorned with a gold centre on green foliage grow in a compact, bushy habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Ground cover

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A myriad of tightly packed, glistening steel-blue flowers on spiny, pincushion-like blooms are contrasted against chartreuse leaves and bracts, and silver blue stems that rise above smooth blue green, deeply toothed, textured leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1-2 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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(Popsicle™ Series) This interesting perennial features bright green spears bearing tiny, drooping, tubular flowers that fade from fiery orange tops to deep yellow bases, atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Rebloomer

Other plants in the Popsicle™ Series

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This herbaceous perennial features racemes of white or pink-hued, tubular flowers on tall stems bearing burgundy foliage of long elliptic basal and lance-shaped stem leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This deciduous perennial features tall upright stems bearing green leaves that become topped with clusters of delicate dark rose buds that open to reveal deep rose-pink flowers that are followed by bronze seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Green blades sport a bright white-gold centre stripe, while tan blooms sprout up, adorned with purple-green plumes. Moderate growth rate.

Gold form of ‘Karl Foerster’.

Blooms early summer
4-5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Blue green blades that appear in early spring feature a creamy white-to-pink margin. Tall purple-pink tufts that emerge in summer and become strong wheat-coloured spears last into winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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