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Calamagrostis acutiflora Lightning Strike™

Variegated Feather Reed Grass

  • »  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

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Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Medium
Flowering Time
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Habit
Clumping
Mounding
Upright
Foliage Color
Green
Variegated
White
Planting instructions
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Additional Information about Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike™'

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.
 

 

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Lightning Strike™'

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.  

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