Count on four seasons of interest from this variegated Feather Reed Grass. Discovered as a mutation on the popular 'Karl Foerster,' this variety sports rich green leaves each with a central white stripe. Slender, rose-tinged feathery plumes appear in June, turning golden and eventually tan as they mature into winter. Easy to grow in a variety of soils, 'Avalanche' makes a marvelous backdrop or screen. PPAF
Grasses, all from the family Poaceae, are as variable as people, and are widely used as foliage plants in successful gardens throughout the world. The value of these long-lived and low-maintenance perennials comes from the varied colors and textures of their foliage as well as their striking flower spikes. From earliest spring into the dead of winter, they offer an arresting display that complements flowering plants while making an elegant statement on their own.
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