Variegated Feather Reed Grass, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' always looks great with its cream and white foliage and narrow, compact habit. Its silky tan flower heads come to life in summer before this ornamental grass turns a beautiful gold for autumn. Use Variegated Feather Reed Grass where you have a narrow space that needs an accent. Planted among mounded and spreading shrubs it will show off the vertical contrast nicely. Use the flowers for dried arrangements as they are quite showy and cut back stems in spring just before new growth emerges.