Plant Of The Month: Calamagrostis
As ornamental grasses sway in the breeze they create a natural look, and when grouped in drifts they form a living frame for late-season asters and golden rudbeckia. For neat up-right sheaths Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ is hard to beat, coming into flower as early as June and then catching the frosts and cobwebs of autumn. If planted in sun the stems hold long into winter, at which point their spent stubble should be cut right down to soil level. When clumps bulk up to dinner-plate size divide in late winter for more plants for free.