Also known as
Toe Toe, Plumed Tussock
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Pampas Grass Overview
Cortaderia richardii is an evergreen grass that forms a dense clump of upright marrow leathery leaves that arch gracefully. In summer plume-like silvery-white flowers [inflorescences] form and can last throughout autumn and winter. Originally from New Zealand, this plant is also known as Toe Toe or Plumed Tussock and has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. The previous year's stems and foliage need to be combed and but out in late winter or spring. Wearing gloves is advisable as the leaf margins are sharp.
How to harvest Pampas Grass
Plumes can be cut for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Pampas Grass
Sow seed in spring and keep between 13-18°C (55-64°F)
Clumps can be divided in spring.