Lot Location: 5A.6
Feather reed grass is a group of nearly 250 species of ornamental grasses that are native to wet and temperate regions. They form dense clumps of grass that stand perfectly upright, and they produce flower stalks and plumes in the summer.
‘Avalanche’ is a cultivar of a hybrid species of feather reed grass that is native to Europe and Asia. When growing avalanche grass, expect the tight clumps to grow to 18 to 36 inches (0.5 to 1 m.) in height and then to reach as high as four feet (1.2 m.) as the flower plumes reach their maximum summer height. These grasses are called feather reed because the plumes are soft and feathery. The leaves of ‘Avalanche’ are green with a white stripe down the center, while the flowers are pinkish-green.