Article: Karl Foerster's Lasting Imprint on the World of Horticulture: Interesting and informative

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By Larry Rettig on April 26, 2010

As a gardener--especially if you’re a fan of the wildly popular clumping grasses—you may be familiar with a grass called Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster,’ more commonly known as Feather Reed Grass. In 2001 it was even named the Perennial Plant of the Year by the U.S. Perennial Plant Association. But it’s not the plant that is the subject of this article. It’s the man.

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Imagevalleylynn
Apr 27, 2010 9:45 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Thank you for the very interesting article. I learned many new things from reading it. One is that my Goldstrum was one of his plants. Would love to find some of his delphinium, I have not had good luck with other culitvars, maybe this one would do well.
Very interesting to have a small glimps into his life.
ImageLarryR
Apr 27, 2010 11:50 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks for your comments, Lynn. I've not been able to find a supplier for the Karl Foerster delphiniums in the U.S. Here is a seed source in the U.K.: http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/chilternseeds/moreinfo/d/delp...

Happy gardening! Larry☼
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