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2001 Perennial Plant of the Year ™
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Zone: 5 to 9Perennial
Cultivar Notes - 'Karl Foerster'
Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. This is a cool season, clumping grass with a compact, erect growth habit. It is especially prized in the north where the magnificent, wheat-like seed heads appear in late spring and last all season long.
Genus Notes - Calamagrostis
The genus Calamagrostis includes some of the showiest of ornamental Grasses. All species prefer rich, moist soil and tolerate heavy clay. They struggle in dry soil.
Series Notes - Cool Season Grasses
Cool season grasses are at their prime during the cooler months of fall, winter, and spring, and usually bloom before the warmer summer weather arrives. Many are evergreen. They will put on the most growth during these cooler months. Cool season grasses include: Calamagrostis acutiflora, Festuca, Helictotrichon, and Stipa.