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botanical name:
Cortaderia richardii
Cortaderia richardii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pampas Grass
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Dense, evergreen, clump-forming grass. Arching stems carry shaggy, drooping, creamy or silvery white flower panicles, from midsummer and lasting into winter.

cultivation:
Well drained but moisture retentive soil in full sun. Thrives on sandy and gritty soils.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Well suited to milder and damper gardens than many other Cortaderias. Performs well in the West Country and north-western parts of Britain.

other notes:
Native to South Island, New Zealand and may be naturalised elsewhere.

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