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Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam (Variegated Feather Reed Grass)

Blue green blades that appear in early spring feature a creamy white-to-pink margin. Tall purple-pink tufts that emerge in summer and become strong wheat-coloured spears last into winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture