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Pampas Grass

Cortaderia spp.

Also known as

Tussock Grass

Cortaderia selloana 01 by Joe Mabel (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H6-H2

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pampas Grass Overview

Cortaderia is a genus containing around 25 evergreen and semi-evergreen perennial grass species, forming large tufts of long, flat, stiff leaves with rough margins. Originating from grasslands located near waterways in New Guinea, New Zealand and South America, this genus is characterised by tall, silvery, attractive white or pink plumes of feathery inflorescences, borne on tall stems. These plants are widely cultivated as ornamental grasses (that need a lot of space), they are commonly referred to as Pampas Grass and used as single specimen plants or to add height when placed at the back of garden borders. Also useful in flower arrangements.

Common problems with Pampas Grass

Generally pest and disease free

    How to propagate Pampas Grass

    Division

    Divide in spring.

    Seed

    Seed in spring or autumn.

    Special features of Pampas Grass

    Attractive flowers

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