A true classic. The perennial plant of 2001. This lovely non-invasive ornamental grass is prized for it's showy fountain of soft foliage. It is excellent for border planting and as individual accent plants. In the fall it the fall it forms seedpods that drop from the stems - for those looking for an ornamental grass with multi-season appeal and visual elegance, which won't cause problems or reseed Karl Forester is a great choice.
|Bloom Period:||Late spring to fall - heads remain upright in winter|
|Genus & Species:||Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'|
|Mature Height:||5 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||20 inches or more|
|Planting Depth:||Crown even with the soil|
|Planting Time:||Spring or Fall Planting|
|Soil Type:||Well drained, fertile soil, low water|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Karl Forester Grass
Karl forester grass is easily grown in sunny dry conditions. It can tolerate any soil including heavy clay. Be sure to provide supplemental water in hot dry weather, cut back to around 6 to 8 inches in the spring before the new growth begins. Can be divided in spring or fall.