Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’

Variegated Feather Reed Grass

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 18-24" x 18-24"

Natural Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping

Native To: Asia, Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Intermountain Conditions / Shade Tolerant / Variegated Foliage

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 2b-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 3

A Bit More

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ is a graceful, medium sized, variegated grass, evergreen in milder climates, with lovely pink tinged blossoms that fade to golden blonde as the season progresses.  Feather Reed Grass looks equally appropriate planted as a specimen, or in groups, where the graceful striped leaves provide interest.  Even though this grass doesn’t generally go dormant, cut it back in late winter to ensure clean fresh foliage.  ‘Overdam’ is more tolerant of shade than most Calamagrostis, and should actually be sheltered from hot summer sun.  Calamagrostis x acutiflora leaves vary in height, between 2 to 3 feet, and size is ultimately determined by how much water they get.  ‘Overdam’ is well suited to bog gardens, but can be planted in drier areas as well, if given medium irrigation.

A Bit More

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ is a graceful, medium sized, variegated grass, evergreen in milder climates, with lovely pink tinged blossoms that fade to golden blonde as the season progresses.  Feather Reed Grass looks equally appropriate planted as a specimen, or in groups, where the graceful striped leaves provide interest.  Even though this grass doesn’t generally go dormant, cut it back in late winter to ensure clean fresh foliage.  ‘Overdam’ is more tolerant of shade than most Calamagrostis, and should actually be sheltered from hot summer sun.  Calamagrostis x acutiflora leaves vary in height, between 2 to 3 feet, and size is ultimately determined by how much water they get.  ‘Overdam’ is well suited to bog gardens, but can be planted in drier areas as well, if given medium irrigation.