Grass, Feather Reed Overdam


Description: It is a slowly-spreading, clump-forming, cool season ornamental grass which features a compact, erect, slightly arching, slender foliage clump (to 1' tall and 2' wide) of stiff, narrow leaves variegated with rich green and white stripes. Leaves produce little fall color, eventually turning tan in winter.

Common Name: Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Scientific Name: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 4-6" height bloom height, 2-3" foliage height, 2-3" spread

Foliage Color: Variegated

Bloom Color: Pinkish / Red

Bloom Period: Spring

Landscape Use: Border, Erosion Control, Mass Grouping, Pond/Stream Banks

Soil: Well-Drained, Moist

Zone: 4 - 9

Growth Rate: Fast

Companion Plants: Prairie Bluestem Grass

Maintenance: Low, Cut back to 2-3" in late Fall of early Spring. Fertilize in April, June & September


*Attracts Birds


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