Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche' - Variegated Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche' - Variegated Feather Reed Grass

Variegated Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'

  • This grass has a slightly arching upright habit and forms a tight clump
  • Leaf blades have a central white stripe, bordered by green
  • Sterile flower plumes emerge light pink changing to a golden tan
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the winter
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage Height: 70 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season


Pink (pale)

90-125 cm

50-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in full sun to partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however, will tolerate most soil types. Calamagrostis is drought tolerant, once established.  Prune foliage to ground level in the spring to make way for new growth.  

Additional Notes about Variegated Feather Reed Grass:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.