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CORTADERIA

Commonly known as Pampas grass, Tussock grass

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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.


  • Evergreen - or semi evergreen perennial grasses.
  • Ornamental grasses - dense tussocks with stout stems carrying plume-like silver, gold or rose pink flower panicles.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - CAUTION - leaves have sharp edges. Good for dried flower arrangements. Wildlife plant. Overwintered plumes are loved by sparrows for lining for nests.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand, New Guinea, South America
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Bog garden
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Wet or boggy soil
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
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Buy Varieties of CORTADERIA

CORTADERIA richardii   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Toetoe, Tussock grass.
Densely tufted New Zealand species with creamy-white plumes which last well into winter
£13.50 each

CORTADERIA selloana

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Commonly known as: Pampas grass, Tussock grass.
(argentea) - tall growing, white flower spikes. This variety will grow virtually anywhere but is most vigorous in or beside a bog
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CORTADERIA selloana 'Gold Band'

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Commonly known as: Pampas grass, Tussock grass.
(AM form) yellow variegated leaves
£15.00 each

CORTADERIA selloana 'Pumila'  AWARD

CORTADERIA selloana 'Pumila'  >


Commonly known as: Pampas grass, Tussock grass.
Dwarfer form
£13.50 each

CORTADERIA selloana 'Rendatleri'

CORTADERIA selloana 'Rendatleri'  >


Commonly known as: Pampas grass, Tussock grass.
Tall growing, pink flowers
£13.50 each

CORTADERIA selloana 'Sunningdale Silver'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Pampas grass, Tussock grass.
Tall growing silvery foliage, large white flower
£14.50 each

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