Cutting Back Karl Foerster Grass

Cutting Back Karl Foerster Grass
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass - Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

If you are wondering when is the best time to cut back Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, the answer is spring. This is because it will over winter better if you wait until then to do any cutting thanks to the extra protection the tops provide from cold winters.  You can use pruners or a shears to do this task.  Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass is one of the most popular ornamental grasses since it is:

  • Cold hardy
  • Does not sucker
  • Stands up to strong winds
  • Has excellent fall and winter interest with its showy seed head plumes

Ornamental grasses can be planted as an accent in the landscape or used in mass plantings. They grow quickly and may eventually need to be divided.  It is common for this grass to have dead pockets in the center on older clumps.  Thanks for reading and I hope this was helpful!