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Feather Reed Grass ‘Overdam’ (Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Overdam’)

Size
Color
Green Variegated White

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A variegated selection of Reed Grass, suited to a multitude of uses and not invasive in any way. Low clumps of leaves are striped with green and white, appearing in early spring. Soft feathery greenish-mauve plumes appear in summer, maturing into stiff wheat-coloured spikes, which last into winter. May be used in large groupings towards the back of a border, but also very effective when used more as a single specimen. Hardy enough to survive in containers or tubs in many regions. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. Trim to the ground in March. Cool-season.

 

Sun Exposure 
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade

Soil Type 
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay

Soil pH 
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid

Soil Moisture 
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist

Care Level 
  Easy

Flower Colour 
  Mauve/Lilac 

Blooming Time 
  Early Summer  
  Mid Summer  
  Late Summer  
  Early Fall  
  Mid Fall  
  Late Fall 

Foliage Color 
  Deep Green  
  Variegated  
  White 

Plant Uses & Characteristics 
  Accent: Good Texture/Form  
  Attracts Butterflies  
  Border  
  Containers  
  Cut Flower  
  Deer Resistant  
  Dried Flower  
  Drought Tolerant  
  Rabbit Resistant  
  Massed  
  Specimen 

Flower Head Size 
  Large 

Height 
   90-120 cm  
   35-47 inches

Spread 
   45-60 cm  
   18-23 inches

Foot Traffic 
   None 

Growth Rate 
   Medium 



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