Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’

(Overdam Feather Reed Grass)


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Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Overdam’ is a feather reed grass cultivar which is noted for having variegated foliage featuring green leaves with creamy white margins. It is further distinguished by having a more compact size (2-4’ tall) and for its pinkish-green flowers.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. Blooms well in light shade, and actually appreciates some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates but generally tends to produce fewer flowers and develop floppier foliage as the amount of shade increases. Prefers rich, consistently moist soils that do not dry out. Reportedly does well in heavy clay soils, unlike many other kinds of ornamental grasses. Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before the new spring shoots appear.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Botanical Name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

18-24"

Width

1.5 to 2'

Soil Condition

Average to Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average to wet

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

pinkish

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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