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A picture of a Feather Reed Grass 'Overdam'

Feather Reed Grass 'Overdam'

Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Overdam'

Also known as

Small Reed 'Overdam'

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Feather Reed Grass 'Overdam' Overview

Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Overdam' is a mound-forming variety that has arching leaves with pale yellow and white stripes which fade to pink-flushed white with age. It bears purplish inflorescences that become greyish pink.

Common problems with Feather Reed Grass 'Overdam'

Can be effected by rust.

    How to propagate Feather Reed Grass 'Overdam'

    Division

    Lift and divide clumps in spring.

    Special features of Feather Reed Grass 'Overdam'

    Attractive leaves

    Autumn colour

    Pot plant

    Other uses of Feather Reed Grass 'Overdam'

    This ornamental grass provides architectural interest and suits being included in the planting schemes for: Mixed flower beds and borders, informal and cottage gardens, and on banks and slopes.