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Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

Pronunciation: kal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah
SKU #01407
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Beautiful yellow-margined foliage with red-brown, feathery summer plumes that turn a rich gold color in fall. Creates a striking vertical effect in the landscape, as an accent or in a dramatic mass planting. Sterile seeds do not produce unwanted seedlings. A stunning addition to cut flower arrangements. Thrives in sunny, dry northern climates.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer through Fall
Mature Size Foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; bloom stalks reach 6 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas Beautiful yellow-margined foliage with red-brown, feathery summer plumes that turn a rich gold color in fall. Produces a striking vertical effect in the landscape. Use as an accent or a dramatic mass planting. Sterile seeds do not produce unwanted seedlings. A stunning addition to cut flower arrangements. Thrives in sunny, dry northern climates.
Flower Color Brown
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Aster (Aster)
CARE
Care Thrives in rich, moist soils, but highly adaptable. Best foliage and plumes in full sun; benefits from part shade in hottest summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates dry spells when established. Cut to the ground in late winter just before new shoots appear.

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