Zones: 4 to 10
Size: 4' tall, to 2' wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Upright, clumping, cool season grower. Not particularly attractive to me once the initial flowering ends. Noninvasive - sturdy, upright - slender brown spikes in summer. Rabbit resistant.
'Overdam' - variegated with linear white stripe, purple tint on the stems and inflorescence, otherwise similar to Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster', prefers low humidity
'Avalanche' - variegated with a white band down the center of the leaf, the reverse of 'Overdam'
Published in Fl. Franc. (DC. & Lamarck), ed. 3. 5: 255 in 1815.
Basionym Arundo acutiflora Schrad.