Overdam Feather Reed Grass

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Stunning, Dense Overdam Feather Reed Grass

  • Gorgeous Variegated Foliage
  • Tall Spikes of White Striped Green Foliage
  • Extraordinary Golden Tufts of Autumn Seeds
  • High Growth Potential
  • Well Drained Soils
  • Grows Great in Full Sun
  • Fantastic Accent to Perennial Gardens
  • Deer and Pest Resistant
  • Low Maintenance

In the world of gardening, it is rare that a grass variety has the potential to become the star of the show. The complex beauty of the Overdam Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam') defies this logic with a graceful bow!

Like many Reed Grasses, the Overdam Feather Reed Grass is known to grow very dense in large erect clumps. These flat green leaves rise slender and stiffly skyward, and in the summer produce flower stalks which produce persistent seed pods.

This tall-growing grass sports a variegated set of foliage of light green with creamy white stripes throughout. This has plenty of potential on its own, but as summer begins to show so does this plant's full potential.

Overdam Feather Reed Grass is one of over 200 different varieties of cool-season grasses you can find in the northern region's temperate regions. Fast growing in its prime season, this grass can grow to be several feet tall at its peak.

Golden shoots of flowers and seed heads erupt into the sky as the spring fades. Words can't properly describe the beauty of this grass in full bloom, especially with its feathery plumes glowing as the sun sets.

This grass is well known as one of the most popular ornamental grasses on the market, so its cousin is sure to live up to expectations. If your garden is missing that one-of-a-kind accent piece or filler, then you'll want to order an Overdam Feather Reed Grass from our expert growers here at Nature Hills Nursery!

How to Use Overdam Feather Reed Grass in the Landscape

The clumping growth pattern of the Overdam Feather Reed Grass makes it a tidy backdrop to other flowering perennials in its bed. This grass will also provide different accent colors as the seasons pass.

The tall growth and feathered texture of this Ornamental grass make it an ideal way to add level definition to your garden. Use it as a midpoint between your low-level perennials and taller shrubs and trees for a stair-step definition full of beautiful potential.

Due to its high moisture tolerance, the Overdam Feather Reed Grass makes for a great bank accent in ponds or stream banks. If you are fortunate enough to have access to these natural water sources in your yard be sure to maximize their beauty potential with this Reed Grass.

This perennial grass plays very nicely with others! Consider mass planting as the focus of a particular bed, or as an accent background with its own story to tell.

The variegated coloration of the Variegated Feather Reed Grass also makes it interesting enough to give its own time in the spotlight. When used in conjunction with a contrasting planter or container this grass can pop all on its own.

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Overdam Feather Reed Grass is a big fan of full sun, so make sure to plant in an area with a good sky view! In some hotter regions be aware of potential sun damage and browning.

This grass variety is naturally adapted to grow in many different soil types, even thriving in heavy clay! Plant in medium to wet soils to enable the best growth and longevity.

This perennial grass is remarkably hardy when it comes to diseases and pests. One of the only moderate threats to the grass's health would be rust, so be sure to check your grass occasionally after a long rainy spell to prevent the fungus from spreading.

While the Overdam Feather Reed Grass is relatively low maintenance, it may not be a terrible idea to trim it once a year to keep its growth in check.

Be sure to trim before early spring to prevent damage to the grass's new growth, and it's recommended to trim it to the ground in late winter.

The towering stems of the Overdam Feather Reed Grass are a perfect fit for your garden in the making. From its several seasons of interest to its locational versatility, this grass can be yours in just a few clicks from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Overdam Feather Reed Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green & Cream
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No
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