Calamagrostis X Acutiflora Overdam Grasses
Calamagrostis Acutiflora Overdam (Feather Reed Grass)
An attractive Feather Reed Grass with distinctive upright clumps of attractive fresh green and white foliage, during Summer feathery plumes of pinkish-brown flower plumes emerge from the mounds of leaves. Later in the season the flower plumes turn to an Autumnal brown colour followed by the foliage and this continues to give structure and interest through the winter months. A super grass that makes a welcome addition to mixed borders, or on its own in bold groups. Quick and easy to get going.
Calamagrostis Acutiflora Overdam is tolerant of all well drained soils, and does well even if there is a little moisture, this handsome grass is suitable for sun or partial shade.
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Calamagrostis x Acutiflora Overdam is a deciduous grass, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest, especially on frosty days. Cut them back close to the ground in February or March before the new foliage emerges. The cut stems and foliage is useful as a natural mulch or may be composted.
How to grow Calamagrostis x Acutiflora Overdam
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous grass, foliage turns to butter yellow and then brown in Winter, fresh new foliage emerges in Spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 130cm x 60cm in flower
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in early Spring.