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Calamagrostis acutiflora Avalanche (Variegated Feather Reed Grass)

Green blades are striped with a white centre, and purple-green blooms emerge early in the season, and mature into strong wheat-coloured spears that last into winter. Moderate growth rate.

Sport of ‘Karl Foerster‘; more impactful and vigorous than ‘Overdam‘.

Blooms early summer
4-5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture