Toe-Toe NZ Pampas Grass

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Toe-Toe NZ Pampas Grass - Cortaderia richardii

Latin name: Cortaderia richardii

Description: Whether short or tall, grasses give height, stature and form to the garden, many with a strong architectural appearance. Cortaderia richardii is one of the many worth trying and is a good alternative to Pampas grass. It is a handsome, clump-forming grass from New Zealand, with linier, tough, pale olive green leaves up to 2m long. From midsummer, towering upright stems bear nodding golden yellow plumes that stay into winter.

Hardiness: at least -10C

Height: up to 3m

Position: Full sun

Soil: any well drained soils

Water: fairly drought tolerant once established

Usage: Can be used as a dramatic focal point in the garden and also works well in large containers.

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