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Lightning Strike Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Lightning Strike'

SKU
31061
Exquisite thin green and white foliage with feathery summer plumes that turn a striking gold color in fall. Creates a stunning vertical effect in the landscape as an accent or in a dramatic mass planting. Vigorous and easy to maintain. Thrives in sunny, dry northern climates.
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4-9

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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationkal-a-ma-GROS-tis
Average Size at Maturity24-36" H x 24-36" W
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Plumes
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Aster (Aster)

Thrives with enriched, evenly moist soil, but highly adaptable. 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!