Karl Foerester Feather Reed Grass in container

May 18, 2019

I've read conflicting things about the zone hardiness of Karl Foerester Feather Reed Grass - I've read it's zone 3, 4 and 5.

I'm asking because I want to keep them in containers so they provide a privacy barrier for my patio.

Just wondering if anyone has experience overwintering them in zone 5 in containers outside?

I was thinking I'd plant a couple in the ground (with the container), another in the ground without a container (in the spring I'd dig it out and put it back on the container - would this be too much stress on the roots) and another I'd keep in the container above ground wrapped in burlap...that way I won't kill them all if I just leave them in containers.

Right now all of them are floppy (bought them like that) - at what point will they become erect and fuller?

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