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Cortaderia selloana 'Sunningdale Silver' (Pampas grass 'Sunningdale Silver')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cortaderia selloana 'Sunningdale Silver'

Other names

Pampas grass 'Sunningdale Silver'

Genus

Cortaderia Cortaderia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunningdale Silver' _ 'Sunningdale Silver' is an evergreen grass with narrow, dark green leaves and long, silky, cream-white flowers borne on stems (resembling large feathers).


Cortaderia selloana 'Sunningdale Silver' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Silvery-grey 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 'Sunningdale Silver' (Pampas grass 'Sunningdale Silver') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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 'Sunningdale Silver'

Other names

Pampas grass 'Sunningdale Silver'

Genus

Cortaderia Cortaderia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunningdale Silver' _ 'Sunningdale Silver' is an evergreen grass with narrow, dark green leaves and long, silky, cream-white flowers borne on stems (resembling large feathers).

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Silvery-grey 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 'Sunningdale Silver' (Pampas grass 'Sunningdale Silver') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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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