Instantly recognisable for its towering feathery plumes, historically, it was a sign of wealth and luxury.
Pampas Grass is one of the most impressive plants you can include in a garden design. In years gone by, it was only seen in the estates and arboretums of the rich and powerful, but now thankfully, it can be owned by anyone who has the space for it. Pampas Grass’s densely tufted cream flowers emerge in late summer. Why not combine them with other members of the Cortaderia family to create a mix of colours?
Ornamental Grasses are chosen for their decorative qualities and whether used indoors or outdoors, they can bring a striking diversity to your garden. From round shrubs to tall walls of quivering spikes, ornamental grasses bring new shapes and textures that will contrast against the twisted roots of trees and the blooms of traditional plants and flowers. They are also becoming increasingly popular due to their hardiness against the British weather and their ability to hold their colour through autumn and winter.
Latin Name: Cortaderia Selloana
English Name: Pampas Grass, Arundo Selloana, Gynerium Argenteum
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flowering Period: Late Summer.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Loam. Chalk. Sand. Clay.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Specimen. Flower Beds. Privacy Screens. Arrangements of Cut Flowers.
Maintenance: Remove dead leaves and flowers in late winter. Protect from frost during their first winter.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Tufted.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 100cm per year)
Starting Height: 50cm to 120cm (1.6 ft to 3.9 ft)
Final Height: 350cm (11.5 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 40cm to 75cm (1.3 ft to 2.5 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 200cm (6.6 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 18 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 65cm to 150cm (2.1 ft to 4.9 ft)
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