Uruguayan Pampas Grass "Pink pampas plume" - Cortaderia selloana.
Extremely decorative, perennial, evergreen cereal plant.
Perrenial, impressively tall ornamental grass. Under favourable growing conditions, can reach height of 4 meters. Produces 30-40 cm long flower clusters. plant maintains ornamental nature all year long. Grows best in open, sunny location. Under favourlable growing conditions, the plant spreads quickly. Should be covered for wintering or dug out and kept indoors.
Under good growing conditions, it reaches a height of 4 m, monumentally rises above the rest of the plants in the garden. Leaves are mostly basal, linear, wide, gray-green.
Very beautiful, thanks to large silky panicles, consisting of small spikelets, which makes the inflorescences appear silvery-pink. Inflorescences are not afraid of cold or snow, decorating the garden from the end to the beginning of the season.
Used in group plantings, you can decorate the lawn, the edge, the open terrace, the shore of the reservoir. Inflorescences are widely used for cutting as well as fresh or dried.
AGROTECHNIСS: requires well-cultivated and relatively fertile soils, thermophilic, drought-resistant, needs bright lighting. Seeds are sown in early spring. In areas with a cool climate, cover for the winter. It quickly grows into whole plantations. It is imperative to remove old yellowed leaves annually as they clog the center of the curtain. It is better not to touch beautiful peduncles of pampas grass at the beginning of the growing season.
Eng.: Uruguayan Pampas Grass. Suom.: Pampaheinä. Sven.: Pampasgräs.
* Cortaderia Sello or Pampas grass.
Homeland: Brazil, Argentina, Chile.
Perennial plant, reaching 300 cm in height, forming dense, large bushes. Leaves are mainly basal, linear, wide, gray-green, extended at the end, finely toothed along the edge. The flowers are small, with accrete scales, leathery, collected in 4-7 flower spikelets. Female spikelets are covered with long silky hairs, which makes the inflorescences appear silvery-white or pinkish. Male spikelets are bare.
It blooms from August to October, very beautiful, thanks to the large silky panicles, consisting of small spikelets.
Reproduction: seeds, which are recommended to be sown in spring.
Usage: in single and group plantings, in winter bouquets.