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PlantFiles: Variegated Pampas Grass
Cortaderia selloana 'Monvin'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cortaderia (kor-tuh-DEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: selloana (sel-lo-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Monvin
Additional cultivar information: (PP5136, aka Sun Stripe)
Hybridized by Espinosa; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Joan On Oct 26, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5136 has expired

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California
Harrington, Delaware



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