Overdam Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kal-a-ma-GROS-tis ah-KYOO-tih-flor-ah|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide; bloom stalks reach 6 ft. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through Fall|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Showy 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9