Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

SKU
1407
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationkal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide; bloom stalks reach 6 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Design IdeasBeautiful 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureShowy Summer Plumes

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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