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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Variegated feather reed grass)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

Other names

Variegated feather reed grass

Genus

Calamagrostis Calamagrostis

Variety or Cultivar

'Overdam' _ 'Overdam' is a grass with flat, arching variagated leaves, and light cream panicles that fade to pale-brown.


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Brown, Cream, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Variegated feather reed grass) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Architectural, Prairie planting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained fertile soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

Other names

Variegated feather reed grass

Genus

Calamagrostis Calamagrostis

Variety or Cultivar

'Overdam' _ 'Overdam' is a grass with flat, arching variagated leaves, and light cream panicles that fade to pale-brown.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Brown, Cream, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Variegated feather reed grass) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Architectural, Prairie planting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained fertile soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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