Calamagrostis Karl Foerster (3 Gallon Container)
"Calamagrostis, or Small-reed or (Am.) Reedgrass, is a genus in the
Grass family Poaceae with about 260 species that occur mainly in
temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and the southern
hemisphere. Towards equatorial latitudes, species of Calamagrostis
generally occur at higher elevations in mountainous regions. These tufted
perennials usually have hairless narrow leaves. The ligules are usually
blunt. The inflorescence forms a panicle. Some may be reed-like.
The plants may be rhizomatous (underground stems with shoots),
stoloniferous (with runners), or caespitose (growing in tufts or clumps).
The bisexual spikelets have a single floret and generally they are purple
or purple-brown. The spikelets are clustered into inflorescences, which
usually develop in early- to mid-summer on long culms ( = stems).
Species of Calamagrostis can be very decorative; for example, in North
America, a cultivar of Calamagrostis (Calamagrostis x acutiflora cv.
Karl Foerster) is widely grown as an ornamental grass."
aka Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'