Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam
Variegated Feather Reed Grass
Details36-42" tall x 18-24" wide. Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam' is a variegated form of Feather Reed Grass with attractive white and green striped foliage and large showy flower heads that appear in late spring/early summer. An upright-growing cool season grass, 'Overdam' grows easily in most soils and growing conditions. It is an excellent companion plant for many flowering perennials, with its showy foliage making an excellent backdrop.
|Common Name||Variegated Feather Reed Grass|
|Botanical Name||Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||4-6' tall|
|Mature Spread||18-24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
New perennial/spring-planted bulb orders will begin shipping the week of May 31.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges. New orders will begin shipping the week of May 31.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam:
I prefer the Overdam rather than its larger cousin the Foerster.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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