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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike™'

More About Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike™'

  • This grass has a mounding upright habit
  • Leaf blades have a bold white central stripe and green edge
  • Sterile flower plumes emerge green, changing to pink and purple, then maturing a golden-tan
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season
  • Rust resistant

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,Purple,Pink (deep)
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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
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Mounding
Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Variegated
White
Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging
Specimen
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike™'

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Variegated Feather Reed Grass