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Commonly known as Pampas grass, Tussock grass
Well-known plume-grass rising from dense tussocks of rough or sharp narrowly linear leaves.
Genus of 25 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen, perennial grasses from grassland, often near water, in New Zealand, New Guinea and South America.
EvergreenOr semi evergreen perennial grasses.
Ornamental grassesDense tussocks with stout stems carrying plume-like silver, gold or rose pink flower panicles.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowCAUTION - leaves have sharp edges. Good for dried flower arrangements. Wildlife plant. Overwintered plumes are loved by sparrows for lining for nests.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originNew Zealand, New Guinea, South America
Garden Location/ConditionsBog garden
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilWet or boggy soil
Buy Varieties of CORTADERIA
densely tufted New Zealand species with creamy-white plumes which last well into winter
(argentea) - tall growing, white flower spikes. This variety will grow virtually anywhere but is most vigorous in or beside a bog
(AM form) yellow variegated leaves
tall growing silvery foliage, large white flower
glistening pink plumes