Cortaderia


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Cortaderia

 

a genus of perennial grasses of the family Gramineae. There are approximately five species (according to other data, as many as 15), distributed in the tropical and temperate zones of South America and New Zealand. The best-known species is pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana, or Gynerium argenteum), which forms thick mats. Its stalks measure 2 to 3 m tall, and its long, linear leaves are recurved. The plant is dioecious. The inflorescence is a thick, silvery panicle, measuring 30–50 cm long. The plant blooms in autumn and is an ornamental. It is cultivated in Western Europe and North America; in the USSR it is grown primarily in Western Transcaucasia. In South America the leaves of the plant are used in the manufacture of paper.

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Pampas grass isn't everyone's |cup of tea but Cortaderia richardii is a more refined version well worth seeking out - it has very elegant arching plumes.
Grasslands of Cortaderia selloana are an important habitat for numerous insects, for example coleopterans, and particularly tussocks are an important source of larvae and adults of lepidopterans (Farina and Cicchino 2011).
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Most gardeners are by now familiar with Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana, a native of the Argentine introduced in 1842, with silvery, creamy plumes in October although invasive and almost impossible to remove once established.
As other, less brazen, grasses have increased in popularity in recent years, our long standing relationship with Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass) seems to have lessened and now we seldom see the bold specimens in the centres of front garden lawns, with their tall, elegant plumes of creamy white flowers, any more.
IT isn't always necessary to cut back grasses but it they're out of control and looking tatty you can tidy up the plants and remove the bleached flower stalks and foliage of large ornamental grasses such as Cortaderia selloana (pampas grass) and Miscanthus.
Cortaderia selloana `Sunningdale Silver' More commonly known as Pampass Grass, the silky, silvery-white or pink-flushed flower plumes are produced in late summer above large mounds of sharp-edged, mid-green leaves.