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CORTADERIA richardii

Commonly known as Toetoe, Tussock grass

Densely tufted New Zealand species with creamy-white plumes which last well into winter
Further Reading....

CORTADERIA richardii

 

 

  • Evergreen
    Narrowly linear, leathery, pale olive-green leaves to 1.2m (4ft) long
  • Cream
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft) with stems to 2.5m (9ft).
  • Spread
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Ornamental grasses
    Densely tufted, clump-forming perennial. Arching stems to 2.5m (8ft) or more.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
  • Good to know
    CAUTION - named 'Cutty grass' because of the very sharp leaf edges
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    New Zealand.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - shaggy, pyramidal panicles 60cm (24in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Linear see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Cortaderia - Growing Guide
1.2m (4ft) with stems to 2.5m (9ft).
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.8m (6ft)
 

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