Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Overdam'

Feather Reed Grass - Calamagrostis × acutiflora  'Overdam'

Common Name: Feather Reed Grass
Genus: Calamagrostis
Species: × acutiflora
Cultivar: 'Overdam'

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Provides winter colour, A good architectural plant, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, WhiteFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A tall dramatic grass with an upright architectural habit, this will stand to attention in a perennial border or can be planted en masse as a screen. Fine leaves initially have yellow margins which fade to white as the flowers emerge. Both the leaves and flowers turn a wonderful wheat colour in late autumn and should be left to add winter interest in the garden.

Garden Care: Although they can be planted in light shade, the flowers of Calamagrostis cultivars tend to fall over without sun. Cut ‘Overdam’ down to the ground in late winter before the new shoots start appearing.


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