Calamagrostis acutiflora Avalanche

Feather Reed Grass

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

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Plant Code: CAAV

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A living privacy screen, this variegated form of C. Karl Foerster flaunts foliage with deep green borders accented with central creamy white stripes. Pink-tinged plumes in summer age to tawny wheat-like spikes for a bold vertical accent.

The seeds from Calamagrostis Avalanche are sterile so no worries of this ornamental grass being too aggressive. A cool-season, clump-forming grass.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 4' (5' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Calamagrostis General Information

Calamagrostis are prized for the bold vertical accent that they lend to the border. Among the earliest flowering grasses, they are very mannerly and stay attractive all winter. Thrives in clay and wet soils. A favorite vertical grass. Reliable! Ornamental Grasses and Sedges are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Calamagrostis Plant Care

Cut back in early spring to approximately 6-12" before new growth appears. Divide in spring or fall. Attractive seedheads add winter interest and provide food for the birds.