Joy Creek Nursery

446-003-1   Calamagrostis acutiflora (x) 'Avalanche'     ( Variegated feather-reed grass )

Calamagrostis acutiflora (x)  'Avalanche'
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This is essentially a shorter, variegated form of the popular Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'. One other variegated feather-reed grass known as 'Overdam' has white to cream margins on its leaf blades. Calamagrostis 'Avalanche' has a white stripe along the center of the blades. It is easy to grow, compact and basically evergreen at the base. As a cool season grass, 'Avalanche' blooms in June. The just-opened inflorescences are a tawny pink but turn beige as the season progresses.

June.  3-4 ft. x 2 ft.

Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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