Calamagrostis a.Overdam

Overdam Feather Reed Grass
Plant Type

Variegated Reed Grass

Evergreen-Deciduous

Grass-Like, Shrub

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

18-24″ x 18-24″

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Red

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

This Variegated reed grass shares the versatile qualities of larger green forms with the additional attribute of shade tolerance. It is very useful in Japanese gardens where a sense of scale is essential. The white and green leaves of ‘Overdam’ and its smaller size make it more refined than ‘Karl Foerster’ which in some ways it is more pleasing. With ample moisture it will do well in full sun but likes a little shade in hot climates. Very attractive along a woodland edge.

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