CALAMAGROSTIS x actuiflora 'Overdam'

Large
Part shade
Sun
Purple
Well drained soil
Summer
Multiple
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height 120cm x spread 60cm

Easy to grow ornamental grass with distinct cream margins and fine pale stripes along its leaves.  Upright in habit, its stems are topped off in summer with dramatic feathery plumbs of small smokey purple flowers that fade to buff in the autumn.  Avoid the temptation to cut it back in autumn as it will stay upright into winter and looks beautiful dusted with frost.    

Tough and hardy, it prefers a site in full sun or light shade and a free draining soil, but if grown in a moister soil can grow to 2m.  It is extremely versatile and makes a stunning statement grass either on its own or planted en masse.  Useful for adding movement and sound to borders, prairie style planting or in large container on your terrace.