Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
(Variegated Reed Grass) An elegant grass with tall flower heads, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' has flat, arching leaves with a variegated yellow margin that fades to pink tinged white as it ages.
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An elegant grass, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' has flat, arching leaves with a variegated yellow margin that fades to pink tinged white as it ages. Handsome pinkish-grey flower heads appear from midsummer and contrast well against the colourful foliage.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' gives long-lasting garden interest and combines well with many flowering herbaceous plants in a mixed border.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: June - August.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' grows to be an upright, clump forming grass.
- Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
- Spread: 1 m (3 ft)
- Pruning: For an attractive architectural display, allow Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' to stand over winter before cutting back to ground level in early spring.
- How Much Sun
- Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Grass - Medium (3 - 6 ft tall), Grass - Large (over 6 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Leaf Colour - Variegated