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Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star'

Pampas Grass


Fantastic, eye-catching, creamy-white flower plumes soar elegantly above a compact mound of long, arching evergreen foliage from August to November. This is a stunning new variety of dwarf pampas grass with unique, narrow bright green leaves which are boldly streaked with golden-yellow.

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  • Eventual Height 1m to 1.5m
  • Eventual Spread 1m to 1.5m
  • Position Full sun
  • Growth Slow to average
  • Soil Type Any moist, well drained soil
  • Hardiness Fully hardy
  • Flowering Time Summer-Autumn
  • Flower Colour White

Did You Know?

We grow and keep the majority of our plants outside on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands, over 650 feet above sea level ensuring a hardy plant that starts off well when planted in your garden.

Some leaves on evergreen plants can be damaged in winter but in spring, new leaves will readily replace those damaged. This is quite normal on many evergreen varieties and is preferable to plants grown with excessive protection that show cold shock once planted out and establish less satisfactorily initially.

Many perennials go ‘dormant’ which, in some cases, means that there is little or no top growth apparent between November and March. If you order perennials whilst they are dormant, they may not be visible above the soil level when purchased but will burst into life in spring.

Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star'

Fantastic, eye-catching, creamy-white flower plumes soar elegantly above a compact mound of long, arching evergreen foliage from August to November. This is a stunning new variety of dwarf pampas grass with unique, narrow bright green leaves which are boldly streaked with golden-yellow.

Perfect for growing in a container on the patio or balcony, it also makes an outstanding feature at the front of a sunny to partially shaded border in a well-drained soil. If grown in groups 'en masse' the feathery flower plumes help to add movement to the garden as they sway gently in the breeze



Pampas Grass
1m to 1.5m
1m to 1.5m
  • White
Slow to average
Fully hardy
Cortaderia selloana Splendid Star
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Any moist, well drained soil

Ornamental grasses can provide calming, delicate accompaniments to colourful flowering plants, or they can be the focus of design instead. There are types available for every garden setup, soil type and position, and will provide colour, coverage, contrast and structure wherever they are planted.


Planting and Conditions

Grasses from colder climates such as Deschampsia, Festuca, Helctotrichon and Stipa grow in late winter and flower before mid-summer. To get the best establishment, they should be planted in the autumn.

Grasses from warmer climates such as Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum and Spartina grow in late spring, flower after mid-summer and are best cut back in late winter. Plan them in late spring, and they will be best established.

Grasses also make good container specimens, and will prosper in loamy soil.

Ideally, the planting areas for grasses should be prepared in the autumn months. Till the soil deeply, and work in ample organic matter. Ornamental grasses do not require large amounts of fertiliser.


Aftercare and Pruning

The foliage on deciduous grasses can be left until February. They turn brown rather than lose their leaves, and so should be pruned to ground level later in the season. The severity of pruning required can vary from variety to variety, so care should be taken so that you don’t harm the plant.

Evergreen grasses can be trimmed in spring. Remove brown tips and cut back dead leaves that usually collect around the base of the plant.

Care for your grasses by using mulch and watering them regularly. Otherwise, they are a fairy low maintenance addition to the garden.


Potential Issues

Nothing really bothers most ornamental grasses. Rabbits and voles may occasionally be an issue, but they can easily be controlled using fencing and, if needs must, animal repellents.




We want to make the delivery of your order an easy and hassle-free experience. Our couriers are the only ones we’ve found that handle plants with as much tender loving care as we do.

Orders are usually dispatched 7-10 working days following receipt of your order. In many cases we dispatch sooner than this although during busy periods or when an item or items on your order are out of stock and we are ordering them from a supplier then please allow up to 30 days.

Once dispatched your order should in most cases be with you the following day. Nearly all the information you need regarding ordering can be found further down this page but if you need more help feel free to email us at  sales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk

When placing your order you will be given the option of what happens if you are not in when your order is delivered. The options are as follows:

No, please DO NOT leave - The courier will take the delivery back to the depot and leave a card with instruction on how to proceed, they may attempt re-delivery if requested or you may be required to collect the order from a local depot. 

Yes, OK to leave with a neighbour only - The courier will try to leave your order with a neighbour, this might not nessassarily be your immediate next door neighbour. You can specify a specific neighbour in the 'Additional Information' field in Step 3 of the checkout process.

Yes, OK to leave in a safe place only - The courier will try to leave your order in a safe place somewhere on your property, this will be at the couriers discression and may return the order to the depot if they feel nessassary. You can specify a specific safeplace in the 'Additional Information' field in Step 3 of the checkout process.

Yes, OK to leave with a neighbour or in a safe place - See the previous two options, the courier will use their discression to try and leave your order . 


Delivery Cost

Our flat rate charge for plants ordered online or over the telephone is £7.99* per order. This covers most mainland England, Wales and Scotland destinations, however some Scottish Highland & Island locations as well as the Isle of Man & Isle of Wight attract a surcharge from our courier, deliveries to these locations are charged at £29.99*, affected postcodes are listed below:

AB31 - AB51

Unfortunately we cannot deliver to Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Isles at this time.


*PLEASE NOTE: Our larger specimen conifers, bamboos and other larger potted plants or large volume orders of smaller pot sizes will require a pallet delivery, priced from £40. Orders requiring delivery on a pallet will in most cases be flagged during checkout although in some circumstances the need for a pallet deliver will not arise until we come to dispatch an order. If this is the case we will contact you to make arrangements.

As a rough guide plants in 20 litre pots will need a pallet delivery as will 90+ 2 litre pots.

Pallet deliveries will need to be signed for and the access must be suitable for a large vehicle access, minimum 3 metres wide and 4.5 meters high. Pallet deliveries are classed as 'Kerb Side' and can only be made to addresses where clear access can be gained (e.g. pallets of plants cannot be delivered to upper floor flats or premises where restricted access does not allow delivery vehicles). Even if your order is not flagged as requiring a pallet delivery we reserve the right to send out your order on a pallet if it is a significant volume of items or weight above our standard carriers limits. We can only ship items on a pallet up to 2 metres tall, if the plants you have ordered are above this then where applicable will be cut to the required height.


Gift Voucher Delivery

Delivery of gift vouchers is by Royal Mail charged at £2.59 and a signiture must be obtained. Where gift vouchers are purchased with other items they will be treated as one order and postage will be at the higher of the rates.


Bulb Delivery

Bulb Only Orders: Postage and packaging is £4.99 per order where bulbs are purchased without any other items. Orders upto 2kg will be delivered by Royal Mail and will require a signature. Orders over 2kg will be made by Fedex and can be left in a safe place if you indicate for us to do so during checkout. We aim to deliver Bulb Only orders within 5-7 days although this can take longer during busy periods or when items are out of stock. We will notify you by email on the day your bulbs are dispatched, the email will indicate who will deliver your order. For Royal Mail deliveries please allow up to 14 days from the date of notification for your order to arrive, if your bulbs still have not arrived by this time then please contact us.

When bulbs are purchased with other products (excluding Rowlinson products) they will be covered by the standard delivery charge of £7.99.


What about Overseas?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to make deliveries outside of the UK at the present time.


Delivery Timeframe

We aim to deliver all orders within 7-10 working days if the plants you order are already in stock. If plants are out of stock when the order is placed (which is quite rare) the delivery time is around 21 days, but we will contact you to let you know. If you haven't heard from us within 10 days of ordering then please let us know as you may not have received our emails. Upon dispatch we send out automated messages to inform you that your order will be with you the following day. It is important to contact us within 24 hours of the expected delivery date if your order does not arrive so we can track down the parcel before the plants perish.

To ensure any emails we send don't get picked up by a spam filter please add 'orders@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk' and 'sales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk' to your safe senders list.

Unfortunately with our standard Fedex service we are unable to guarantee a specific time or time slot. Deliveries can be made anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday (Excluding bank holidays).

Need your order in a hurry? Call our web sales team on 01782 502741 to enquire about a next day delivery. Orders must be taken before 10am, excludes weekends, subject to resource and stock availablity.


Local Delivery

Deliveries of goods ordered through our Retail Garden Centre for local delivery are not subject to our online terms and conditions. Please contact the Garden Centre directly on 01782 502078.


Rowlinson Garden Products

All of our Rowlinson items come direct from the manufacturer and are free delivery. We do not keep any Rowlinson items in stock. Once Rowlinson receive your order they (or their courier) will contact you directly to arrange delivery of your product(s) and to ensure suitable access is available. It is vital that you enter the correct contact details on your order as if they are unable to contact you via email or telephone they will send out a letter which can obviously result in a delay to your order being delivered.

Please note that any other items on the order will incur the £7.99 delivery charge and be dispatched separately from our nursery.

All orders placed online or over the telephone are bound by our full Terms and Conditions, please read and understand them before ordering.




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