Pampas Grass

Cortaderia spp.

Tussock Grass

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Cortaderia is a genus containing around 25 evergreen and semi-evergreen perennial grass species, originating from grasslands located near water in New Guinea, New Zealand and South America. This genus is characterised by tall growth, averaging 1.5–3 m, and attractive white or pink plumes of feathery inflorescences. Widely cultivated as ornamental grasses, they are commonly referred to as pampas grass and can add height when placed at the back of garden displays.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Propagation

Division

Divide in spring.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

New Guinea, New Zealand and South America

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Poaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White
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