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GRASS - KARL FOERSTER (Calamagrostis)
GRASS KARL FOERESTER - Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerester'
This reed grass is a wonderful upright variety that is often used in naturalized areas, its ultimate size is directly related to the amount of moisture. Even though Calamagrostis can grow in fresh-water bogs, it also does well in drier areas.One of the first grasses to start growing in the spring, C. 'Karl Foerster' is an early bloomer the blossoms change color through the season and remain on the plant until winter snow brings them down. The seeds are sterile, which means the plant won't self-seed. Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. Grows 3-4 feet tall.
**it is best to cut your grasses back in late February to early March in order to protect the roots and ensure the health of your plant. If your ornamental grasses become to unruly by the end of the fall cut them back to only one half the height of the plant and leave the rest for early Spring.