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Cameron’s Nursery is a specialist wholesale nursery based in Arcadia NSW, in the Sydney Hills District.

Calamagrostis ‘Overdam’


Calamagrostis, Variegated Feather Reed Grass, makes a lovely tussock of creamy white and green striped leaves.

Calamagrostis ‘Overdam’

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’

Botanical Name
Calamagrostis x acutiflora
Common Name
Variegated Feather Reed Grass
Key Features
Calamagrostis, variegated feather reed grass, makes a lovely tussock of creamy white and green striped leaves.
Size
Grows to 1m high x 60cm wide
Position
Prefers damp areas in the garden and is happy in sun or light shade.
Description
Creamy white and green striped leaves with stiff vertical flower spikes which are mauve pink aging to gold and produced in summer.
Cultural Notes
Although the foliage is evergreen, cut back to ground level during July to make room for fresh spring growth.
Landscape Ideas
Grasses can be planted en masse or grown as individual specimens both in the garden or in containers. Blend with perennials and other ornamental plants. Looks great as an architectural feature in winter. As well as visual impact, they provide habitat for native fauna.
Water Requirements
Water as required during dry spells
  • Variegated leaves
  • Happy in sun or light shade
  • Prefers damp areas