Has grown well in zone 5B in a ceramic container for four seasons.
'Overdam' Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Beautiful variegated foliage and mauve flower spikesHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BirdsGrass:Grass
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Shade:GreenFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:WhiteFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Early WinterBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Mid WinterBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Late WinterBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Late FallBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:GrassUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great for landscapes and as a specimen plantMaintenance Notes:
Overdam is cool-season grass. Cool-season grasses put on most of their growth in spring before temperatures begin exceeding 75 degrees Fahrenheit and in the fall when temperatures cool down. They generally maintain good color through the summer but won't grow much when it is hot.
Cut back cool season grasses in very early spring.
Cool season grasses tend to look good even as the weather cools. Leave their foliage in place until spring and then as soon as the snow is gone cut them back. Leave about 1/3 of the plant in place. Trimming cool season grasses too harshly can irreparably harm the plant.
Divide cool season grasses in spring or early fall. Cool season grasses are actively growing in spring and fall. These grasses can be transplanted at either time of the year but early spring is probably the best time to divide. If you do divide them in the fall, be careful that the freeze/thaw cycles of winter don't heave the plants out of the ground, this happened to a couple of my coral bells last winter.
Cut clumps of grass to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.
Judith Clausen, Colorado, United States, 9 years ago
- Poetry in MotionRECIPESun18"Pot SizeMillion Bells® Red is absolutely stunning complimented by Overdam and Muehlenbeckia.
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