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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pampas grass 'Sunningdale Silver'
Cortaderia 'Sunningdale Silver'
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
'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
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most well-drained fertile soils in full sun. May need some winter protection in first season
Propagate by seed sown in spring or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting
Pruning Cut back old, flowered stems and dead foliage at the bases in late winter
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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