2001 Karl Foerster Grass
Botanical Name: Calamagrostis x acutifolia ‘Karl Foerster’
Karl Foerster is the first grass I recommend to people who have never grown an ornamental grass
before. It has a very upright nature (I often refer to it as a mountie standing at attention), withstands a lot of wind and as a cool season grass it grows fast and flowers early. Easy to grow in full sun or bright partial shade, Karl Foerster Grass will reach a height of 5 feet with a width of 2 feet. It serves as a companion plant to shrubs and larges perennials, and also makes a wonderful screen. The golden bronze flowers appear in early August. Easily divided in Spring.