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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

More About Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

  • This grass has a slightly arching, upright habit and forms a tight clump
  • Narrow leaf blades are variegated creamy-white and green
  • Sterile flower plumes emerge light pink changing to a golden-tan
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90 cm
  • Grass type: Cool Season

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:

80-125 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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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 'Overdam' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Variegated
White
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Variegated Feather Reed Grass