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Calamagrostis x acutiflora

Common Name(s):
Feather reed grass
Cultivar(s):
Overdam
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Slender, wiry leaves; sometimes referred to as C. x acutiflora 'Stricta'; deep green, lustrous foliage; rapid growth; no appreciable fall color; good container plant; does not produce viable seeds- will not become invasive. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Grain

Light:
Sun to light shade
Height:
2-4 ft.
Zones:
4-9
Form:
Fine texture; upright, narrow clump; good vertical accent plant
Soil:
Prefers well-drained, fertile soil but will tolerate heavy clay to poor soil and dry to wet sites
Inflorescence:
Loosely feathered, subtly purplish inflorescence appear in early summer; become narrow, vertical, buff, colored plumes by late summer; remains attractive most of the winter; good for fresh or dry arrangements
Tags:
play, playground, resistant, deer, children’s garden

NCCES plant id: 586

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
F. D. Richard, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Calamagrostis x acutiflora  'Karl Forester' Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Forester'
Heather and Mike, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Forester' Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Forester'
F. D. Richards, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Forester' Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Forester'
F. D. Richards, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Forester' Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Forester'
F. D. Richards, CC BY-SA - 4.0