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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
Dense, evergreen, clump-forming grass. Arching stems carry shaggy, drooping, creamy or silvery white flower panicles, from midsummer and lasting into winter.

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

From seed or by division.

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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