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Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Avalanche’
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Calamagrostis acutiflora Avalanche

Calamagrostis

Extremely tough, undemanding and hardy, this truly all-purpose grass brings bold, erect lines to the garden spectrum.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Avalanche’ full sun

This distinctive newcomer is a variegated form of Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ first spotted by Steve Schmidt at American Ornamental Perennials. Showcasing dramatically striped foliage, the medium-sized clumps spring to life as a hefty white central band bordered by narrow green margins embellishes each blade. Topped with an airy aura of rose-tinged green plumes that later take on warm, golden hues, ‘Avalanche’s straight-up stance forges a compelling specimen, or when planted en masse, a boldly patterned screen. (PPAF)

Blooms May–January.

Size: 5' high x 3' wide. Zone 4/5.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Avalanche’ (G-0469)
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