Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Variegated Feather Reed Grass
Zone 4 to 8, Full sun
Plants reach 5 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.
'Overdam' has variegated foliage that starts out with bright creamy-white margins which then fade to white with a pink flush. The upright clump of foliage will remain under 2 feet wide.. In late spring, strikingly erect, feathery plumes with sand-colored seed heads appear, reaching up to 5 feet tall. 'Overdam' is an ideal backdrop for low-growing, flowering perennials all through the year.
Prefers sunny, dry conditions and can be grown in nearly any soil, including heavy clay. Be sure to provide plenty of moisture in extremely hot weather. Cut back to 6 inches in spring before new growth begins. Propagate by division in either spring or fall.
Attributes: Border plants, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or seed heads, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Specimen or focal point plant, Deer resistant. Perfect to use as a screen in the garden.
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.