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Cortaderia selloana Evita

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Pampas grass 'Evita'

Makes an impressive specimen when sited carefully

A new variety of Pampas Grass selected for its more compact form and free flowering nature. Like other Pampas Grasses it produces an evergreen mound of long leaves. In late summer it flowers producing impressive flags of multiple flowers which last through into the early winter months.

Where?

Perfect for a sunny, well drained position.

How?

In late winter, cut back dead flower stems and foliage to the base.

Pampass grasses are native to southern South America

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Grass
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering September - October
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 80 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September