Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam

Variegated Feather Reed Grass

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36-42" tall x 18-24" wide. Calamagrostis 'Overdam' is an showy, upright-growing ornamental grass with variegated green and white foliage and large showy flower spikes appearing in late spring/early summer.

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Zones
4 - 9 (Hardy in your zone)
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Good for Dried Flowers
Good for Erosion Control
Great for Mass Plantings
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bloom Time Late Summer
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order during the ideal planting time for your region. Orders with this item will begin shipping the week of Feb. 25 and continue through mid-June. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLQ851

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36-42" 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.
SKU HBLQ851
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
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Good for Dried Flowers, Good for Erosion Control, Great for Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.

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Wonderful, easy grasses

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam:

    I have 10 of these in different groupings in a drought tolerant landscape. I love how they get seed heads earlier in the season. They're hardy and require little care.

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    Love the Overdams

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    from Taos, NM

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about High Country Gardens Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam:

      I prefer the Overdam rather than its larger cousin the Foerster.

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      • 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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