CALAMAGROSTIS acutiflora ‘Overdam’

Feather Reed –

0069 Similar to Karl Foester with a white edge and green-striped center. Likes moist, well-drained soil but tolerates a wide range of soil types. Great vertical accent plant and excellent as a cut flower. Has more shade tolerance than other reed grasses.

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Feather Reed
Overdam
Perennial – Grass
5
Summer, Fall
Mauve, Lilac
Deep Green, Variegated, White
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Yes

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12-36″

Site Selection
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soil in full sun. Does well in heavy clay soils, unlike many of the other ornamental grasses. Prefers moist, rich soils which do not dry out. Blooms in light shade, and appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates.

Care
Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before the new shoots appear. This grass will not self-seed in the garden because seeds are sterile.

Companion Plants
Aster – Mounds of pink, purple, or white asters look great in the fall garden surrounding the upright form of feather reedgrass.
Sedum – Tall sedums, such as ‘Autumn Joy’, with their rosy blooms that mature brown, create a stunning muted fall color scheme when paired with feather reedgrass.
Coneflower – For a knockout sunny summer combination, plant purple coneflower next to feather reedgrass.

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