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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike'

More About Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike'

  • Creamy White centre stripes with green edging
  • Clump mounding
  • Rust resistant
  • Late May-June bloomtime
  • Border plant

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

90-100 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Gold
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Variegated Feather Reed Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun to partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however,  will tolerate most soil types. Calamagrostis is drought tolerant, once established.  Prune foliage to ground level in the spring to make way for new growth.  


Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Specimen
Woodland/woods edge
Foundation planting
Border/edging