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pampas grass 'Pumila'
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
'Pumila' is a perennial, evergreen grass forming a compact clump of narrow, arching dark green leaves to 45cm in length. Silky creamy-white plumes are freely borne on stems to 1.2m in height in late summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, with ample space to develop into a specimen. Protect crowns of young plants in their first winter
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Prairie Planting
Pruning Cut and comb out the previous year's stems and dead foliage annually in late winter or early spring, taking care to avoid the sharp leaf margins
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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