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Avalanche Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Pronunciation: kal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah
SKU #04455
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Create stunning vertical effects with feathery stalks that emerge reddish brown in spring, then turn golden in fall. Stiff, variegated foliage with white centers and green margins forms a dense, narrow clump. Excellent for use as a landscape accent or a very dramatic mass planting. Plumes are an attractive addition to cut flower arrangements.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide; plumes to 6 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Ninebark (Physocarpus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Catmint (Nepeta); Cranesbill (Geranium); Weigela (Weigela)
CARE
Care Thrives in rich, moist soils, but highly adaptable. Best foliage and plumes in full sun; benefits from part shade in hottest summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates dry spells when established. Cut to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.

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