Calamagrostis × acutiflora Avalanche description:
A gentle, variegated grass with feathery light purple seed heads in early summer and remain into the winter.
Good for adding movement and form to the middle or back of a border.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Common name: Feather Reed Grass Avalanche.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a smallish space in a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil including clay, also tolerates acid soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture. Can withstand quite dry soils.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 1 metre.
Spread 30 to 50 cm.
Ornamental grasses create interest in a garden.