Photo courtesy of Emerald Coast Growers

Calamagrostis acutiflora Lightning Strike (Variegated Feather Reed Grass)

Lovely foliage features a broad central stripe of creamy white that is edged with green. Purple-pink plumes appear in summer and persist through the colder months. Clumping upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to late fall
3 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture