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Cortaderia

Pampass grass

Makes a superb specimen plant

Pampass grasses are native to southern South America

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Grass
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Autumn
Flowering September - October
Evergreen No
Plant height 80 cm - 230 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 230 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Light sandy, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
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 City or courtyard garden, Cottage or informal garden, Wildlife gardens