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
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 green foliage. Prefers moist conditions. 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)
Deer resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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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
Drought tolerant
Ground cover
Moderate salt tolerance

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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 that, during the cooler nights, possess variegated pink edging. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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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
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Rebloomer

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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)
Drought tolerant
Humidity 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)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
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
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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