They are relatively low-maintenance, though if you have a lot of them the annual cutting back can be quite a job.
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.
It is there where large grassland expanses of Cortaderia
selloana were developed.
richardii, a more refined version of the vigorous Pampas grass, had shot up beautiful proud plumes which swayed in the sea breeze.
The Maui Invasive Species Committee works to control nearby (and island-wide) populations of Cortaderia
jubata (Lemoine ex Carriere) Stapf and Miconia calvescens DC, two of the world's worst habitat-modifying weeds.
Expected results: The main expected results include: Actions in all of the existing distribution areas of invading exotics; Eradication of alien forest and garden species (Acacia dealbata, Acacia longifolia, Acacia melanoxylon, Ailanthus althissima, Pittosporum undulatum, Robinia pseudoacacia, Cortaderia
selloana, Prunus laurocerasus, Pittosporum eugenioides and Fascicularia bicolor) allowing for the start of recurring and less intensive control works in order to achieve long-term eradication; Reduction of the distribution area of river spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis) to 50% of its current area, and substitution in the formerly occupied areas of intermediate periwinkle (Vinca difformis); Restoration of 30 ha of autochthonous habitats (including the conservation of 17.
Herbaceous cover did not differ significantly between 1999 and 2008 and was almost entirely comprised of nonnative species such as pampas grass Cortaderia
selloana, Italian plumegrass thistle Carduus pycnocephalus, and umbrella grass Cyperus involucratus.
In particular, Cortaderia
selloana 'Aureolineata' stands out as a superb example, with its very long yellow-margined leaves that move gracefully, even in the gentlest of breezes.
Poaceae 'Pumila' Dwarf Pampas Cortaderia
selloana Grass (Schult.
Pumila is one of the most compact kinds, growing to about 4ft tall.
Umbels Teasel Clematis Allium Sea holly Frost-covered grasses and seedheads of perennials - including pennisetum, verbena bonariensis, miscanthus and cortaderia
- on show at Knoll Gardens in Dorset
N H * * 52 Cortaderia
selloana N GH * * 53 Echinodorus argentinensis N H * * Rataj.