Calamagrostis acutiflora Avalanche
Variegated Feather Reed Grass
Details42-48" tall x 15" wide (division propagated). Calamagrostis 'Avalanche' is a variegated grass with beautiful creamy-white vertical stripes along the center of the leaf blades. Its foliar variegation is most pronounced in climates with cool summer nights. Not recommended for very hot, humid climates.
|Common Name||Variegated Feather Reed Grass|
|Botanical Name||Calamagrostis acutiflora Avalanche|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||42-48" tall|
|Mature Spread||15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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