The upright habit makes a stately impression in the landscape. Blooms in early summer and looks beautiful all year. ‘Karl Foerster’ was named the 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. This highly acclaimed cultivar is one of the most versatile, attractive, and low maintenance ornamental grasses. The deep green, shiny foliage of this cool season grass appears in early spring and lasts until early winter. Loose, feathery flower inflorescences appear in June and are initially light pink in color. As the seed heads mature, they become a golden tan color that lasts through the fall season. The growth habit is vertical with foliage 2-3 feet tall and flower stems to 5 feet in height. The narrow, tight habit of this cultivar creates a 18-inch wide clump. The slightest breeze sets this grass in motion. The graceful movement is a highlight for any landscape. This grass will not self-seed in the garden because seeds are sterile. Also effective in moist low spots or on pond/stream banks.
Care and Maintenance:
This grass grows best in well-drained fertile soils with sufficient moisture, but will tolerate heavier clay soils and drier sites