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Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' from seed?

Posted by oliveoilmallard Z6 Central OH (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 26, 10 at 23:26

I would love to plant a ton of this grass but read somewhere that the seeds are sterile, is that true?

It's going to be very expensive if I have to buy established plants.

If anyone has experience with this ornamental grass, please let me know.


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RE: Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' from seed?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 27, 10 at 10:30

It would seem this one does not set viable seed. If it did set seed, as a hybrid plant is it unlikely the seeds would produce seedlings that would be true to the plant from which you gathered them. Division in Fall or Spring is the recommended propagation method of Karl Foerster. If the number you want is beyond your budget, possibly look for the larger sizes as Fall sales begin, divide before planting.

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