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James H. Schutte
CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Feather Reed Grass, Overdam Feather Reed Grass
Feather reed grass is an evergreen perennial ornamental grass with bright green variegated leaves forming an upright but somewhat loose clump. In summer, 'Overdam' has panicles of pinkish-green flowers that are held well above the plant, giving it an airy appearance. The flowers and foliage turn gold in the fall and stay that way through winter.
This grass should be sited in some sun and tolerates any soil; it should be sheared to the ground in late winter. The inflorescences hold up well in fresh and dried arrangements. Its upright character goes well in many settings, especially among evergreen shrubs or classic wildflower-type perennials.
9 - 5
5 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Pink, Silver
White, Green, Orange, Gold
Dried Flower / Everlasting, Cutflower, Foundation, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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