Cortaderia selloana 'Sunningdale Silver'
pampas grass 'Sunningdale Silver'
'Sunningdale Silver' is a robust, evergreen grass forming a clump of arching, narrow, dark green leaves up to 1.4m in length. Long, silky, creamy-white flower heads borne on stems to 2.2m in height in summer
SynonymsCortaderia 'Sunningdale Silver'
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Cortaderia are robust evergreen grasses forming large, compact tufts of narrowly linear, rough-edged leaves, with erect stems bearing dense silvery or pink-tinged flower panicles which are excellent for drying
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How to grow
Easy to grow in most well-drained fertile soils in full sun. May need some winter protection in first season
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Prairie planting
- Low Maintenance
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back old, flowered stems and dead foliage at the bases in late winter
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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