Cortaderia Pumila


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SKU: cortaderia-selloana-pumila Category:
Common Name: Dwarf Pampas
Size: 2-3 LITRE
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of garden merit
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Flowering Period: August- September
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 1.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.2m

Cortaderia Pumila also known as ‘Dwarf Pampas’, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a remarkably tough, fully hardy, compact, evergreen clump forming and free flowering ornamental grass, long slender, sharp edged leaves are dark green and early Summer sees the formation of its showy silvery-yellow fluffy plumes produced on erect stems from August through to September, a stunning variety suitable for the smaller garden, making an ideal specimen plant and providing year round attraction within the garden.

Looking After Your Cortaderia Pumila

Generally pest and disease free this remarkably tough dwarf, ornamental grass prefers an open sunny position where the air can freely circulate through and around it, requiring very little maintenance and suitable in all types of garden, from the cottage planting scheme to the more formal town garden or court-yard area. A drought tolerant ornamental grass, and once established needs only minimal attention, during early Spring using good strong gardening gloves remove any dead leaves and flower heads, taking care of the very sharp edges to the leaves, in readiness for the following seasons growth.

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