Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Avalanche Feather Reed Grass

Deciduous Grass / Grass-Like

A variegated variety of the widely known and widely grown Karl Foerster feather reed grass. Like Karl, its overall habit is narrow and it's a cool season, clump-forming grass that contributes to the garden scene from early summer, into fall, and for as long as its dried stems remain upright and attractive in winter.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Low


Size: 36 - 48 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Birds, Attractive Foliage, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Variegated, Ivory / Cream

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Tough / Fool-Proof, Wet Soil Tolerant
Wildlife: Birds, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos