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

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture

Delicate white flowers with yellow centres grow on tall, thin stems bearing deeply lobed, green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to midsummer
1-1.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Deer resistant

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White flowers adorned with a gold centre on green foliage grow in a compact, bushy habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Ground cover

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A myriad of glistening steel-blue flowers are tightly packed on spiny, pincushion-like blooms and silver blue stems that rise above smooth blue green, deeply toothed, textured leaves with white variegated edges that become pink in colder weather. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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(Popsicle™ Series) This interesting perennial features bright green spears bearing tiny, drooping, tubular flowers that fade from fiery orange tops to deep yellow bases, atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Rebloomer

Other plants in the Popsicle™ Series

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This herbaceous perennial features racemes of pink flowers on tall stems bearing long deep wine purple basal and stem leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This perennial features tall upright stems bearing green leaves that become topped with clusters of delicate rose buds that open to reveal deep rose-pink flowers that are followed by bronze seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Tufts of grey green foliage with sprouts of red-purple blooms have thin caterpillar-like seeds hanging from one side of the stem. Foliage of slender blue-grey leaf blades form a dense clump. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
1-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts birds
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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Green blades sport a bright white-gold centre stripe, while tan blooms sprout up, adorned with purple-green plumes. Moderate growth rate.

Gold form of ‘Karl Foerster’.

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

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