3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sunlight
- Soil: Dry to medium, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: August
- Hardiness: H6
- EventualHeight: Up to 3m
- Eventual Spread: 1.5m
Cortaderia Rosea, also known as the ‘Pink Pampas Grass’, is a beautiful and striking ornamental grass that is native to South America. With its large, feathery plumes of pink flushed flowers, this grass adds a unique and elegant touch to any garden or landscape. This unusual pampas grass looks wonderful planted by water or set in the middle of a well drained lawn.
One of the key features of the Cortaderia is its ability to grow to a substantial height, with mature plants reaching up to 3 metres tall. This makes it an ideal choice for creating a natural privacy screen or creating a focal point in a large garden.
Cortaderia rosea is also a great choice for coastal gardens, as it is salt tolerant and can withstand strong winds. Additionally, the pink pampas grass is also deer resistant, which is a huge plus for gardeners living in areas with a large deer population.
How to care for your Cortaderia Rosea
Here are a few tips to ensure that your plant thrives:
–Placement: Prefers full sun and is also drought tolerant, making it a great choice for gardens in dry or arid climates.
-Soil: Prefers well-drained soil. It is also salt tolerant, making it a great choice for coastal gardens.
–Watering: Once established, is relatively drought tolerant, so it does not require frequent watering. It is important to not over-water it.
–Fertilising: Fertilise in the Spring with a balanced fertiliser.
–Pruning: Prune back the dead foliage and flowers in late Winter or early Spring. This encourages new growth and helps the plant maintain its shape.
-Propagation: Propagation can be done by dividing the clumps in the Spring or by seed.
–Container gardening: Can also be grown in large pots, but make sure to use a well-draining potting mix and to not over-water.