Cortaderia Selloana Grasses
Cortaderia Selloana (Pampas Grass)
The majestic Cortaderia Selloana grass are densely tufted, tall and clump-forming evergreen grasses. Wonderfully popular, and with good reason! These elegant giants have gracefully arching, sharply toothed, blue-green leaves, topped in late Summer and early Autumn with long erect stems carrying pyramidal to oblong shaped plumes of glistening silvery flower panicles.
Cortaderia Selloana (Pampas Grass) grasses are best planted in a sunny location in the garden. Perfect as a focal point in a central bed, or planted in swathes along a sunny border adding statuesque elegance to your planting schemes. Plant with other ornamental grasses, or with Dogwood to enjoy the coloured stems with your Cortaderia Selloana as a backdrop. Also wonderful as part of a dried flower arrangement.
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For best results with Cortaderia Selloana, plant them in full sun in fertile, moist, but well drained soil enriched with lots of organic matter, which holds plenty of moisture in spring and summer. Cut and comb out the last year’s flower stems and dead leaves in late winter or early spring (it is a good idea to wear gloves as protection from the leaf edges which can be sharp). Divide congested plants in Spring.
How to grow Cortaderia Selloana
Position: Full sun
Soil and site: Best in moist, fertile, well drained soil
Flowering time: Summer to Autumn
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: Height to 240cm, spread to approximately 150cm
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: . Cut and comb out the last year’s flower stems and dead leaves in late Winter or early Spring. Divide overcrowded plants every few years.