Avalanche Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'

SKU
04455
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationkal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide; plumes to 6 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitNarrow
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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