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Sun Stripe® Variegated Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana 'Monvin'

A stunning accent for the garden. Sharp-edged green blades are highlighted by several lengthwise yellow stripes. Silvery-white plumes held on long stalks above the foliage highlight this clumping perennial grass in fall. A dwarf form well-suited to smaller gardens and landscapes. Wind and drought tolerant, and provides a showy windbreak or screen.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationkor-ta-DEER-ia sel-o-AH-na
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps quickly reach 4 ft. tall, plumes to 6 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeFall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Windbreak, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Verbena (Verbena)

Easily adapts to most soil types, provided they are well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Apply fertilizer in winter. Hard prune old foliage to the ground in late winter, before new growth emerges.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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