Feather Reed Grass, Avalanche


Category: Perennial grasses
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass, Avalanche
Botanical Name: Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Height: 3-4 ft.
Spread: 2-3 ft.


A variegated feather reed grass discovered as a sport of C. 'Karl Foerster' at American Ornamental Perennials in Oregon. It has that classic upright growth habit of Calamagrostis, with beautiful variegated foliage, a wide white center to the leaf. It holds its variegation well through the heat of the summer. The inflorescence is similar to 'Karl Foerster'. Reaches a mature height of 3-4', inflorescence to 5'. Once roots are established, it is quite drought tolerant. Clump forming.