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CORTADERIA selloana 'Rosea'
Pampas Grass, Rose Pampas Grass
One of the signature plants of the vast Argentine plains for which it is named, pampas grass is an imposing, clump-forming, highly ornamental evergreen grass that is grown and naturalized throughout the milder climatic regions of the world. Plants grown under the cultivar name 'Rosea' bear large, showy, plumy heads of pink flowers atop lofty stalks from late summer into autumn. Because plants offered by this name are not genetically identical, flower color may vary. The long, folded, fountaining leaves are ornamental year-round.
This drought-tolerant grass prefers full sun, well-drained soil, and occasional watering during extended dry spells. Remove brown dead leaves with a rake: the often recommended practice of shearing the clump to the ground can damage or kill the plant. Mass this plant as a screen or windbreak, or use it as a specimen or border plant. Place it where its rough, sharp leaf edges do not pose a risk to passersby. Pampas grass has escaped cultivation and is considered an invasive species in some locations.
12 - 7
7 - 11
H1, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8'-15' / 2.4m - 4.6m (12)
8'-12' / 2.4m - 3.7m (10)
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
South America, Argentina
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Gray Green
Dried Flower / Everlasting, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Feature Plant, Foundation, Screening / Wind Break
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