'Gold Band' pampas grass

Cortaderia selloana 'Gold Band'

Photo/Illustration: 
Saxon Holt
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'Gold Band' pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana 'Gold Band')
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Synonyms:  Cortaderia selloana 'Aureolineata'
Genus:  Cortaderia
This clumping, drought-tolerant grass is one of the best pampas grasses you could grow. It has the showy, late-summer plumes common to this group, but they grow straight up, not willy-nilly like many other varieties; they eventually stand 4 to 6 feet above the foliage. Even better news is that this cultivar does not set seed, so it is noninvasive. The foliage features distinct golden edges, which, for a grass, usually menas that it loves shade or moisture. But 'Gold Band' tolerates heat and drought, making it great for large containers, and it can handle coastal conditions, too.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This noninvasive pampas grass has variegated foliage and a tolerance for heat and drought.
Care:  Grow in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Cut back by early spring, being careful of the sharp leaf edges.
Propagation:  Divide in early spring.
Problems:  Trouble-free.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Dried Flower
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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