Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'

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Variegated Feather Reed Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

'Avalanche' makes an attractive, 5' vertical accent in the garden setting. Variefated foliage with white center and brilliant green margins. Blooms age to an autumn sshade of wheat. Use in masses, accent, container or even as a border plant.

Height

15-18 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

This reverse pattern of C. 'Overdam' was found as a mutation on C. 'Karl Foerster' by Steve Schmidt of American Ornamental Perennials.

Bloom Time

June-July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Wonderful winter interest. prune back in spring.

When to Divide

early spring or fall

Good Companions

False Indigo (Baptisia ), Hollyhock (Alcea ), Hyssop (Agastache ), Goldenrod (Solidago ), Tickseed (Coreopsis Big Bang), Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo (Baptisia variicolor), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Larkspur (Delphinium (Magic Fountains))

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Variegated
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Winter
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Well-drained
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