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Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' (Dwarf golden pampas grass )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.7m
Max height
0.7m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star'

Other names

Dwarf golden pampas grass

Genus

Cortaderia Cortaderia

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendid Star' _ 'Splendid Star' is an evergreen grass with long, arching, green and yellow variegated foliage and elegant, cream flower plumes that rise tall over the foliage in late summer to autumn.


Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Yellow, Striped in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

In late winter, cut back old, flowered stems and dead foliage at the base.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' (Dwarf golden pampas grass ) will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in most well-drained fertile soils in full sun. Good to provide some winter protection in first year.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star'

Other names

Dwarf golden pampas grass

Genus

Cortaderia Cortaderia

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendid Star' _ 'Splendid Star' is an evergreen grass with long, arching, green and yellow variegated foliage and elegant, cream flower plumes that rise tall over the foliage in late summer to autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Yellow, Striped in All seasons

General care

Pruning

In late winter, cut back old, flowered stems and dead foliage at the base.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' (Dwarf golden pampas grass ) will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in most well-drained fertile soils in full sun. Good to provide some winter protection in first year.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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