Pampas grass

Pampas grass

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Cortaderia selloana

Pampas Grass is a tall, upright, arching, ornamental grass with handsome 1' long, feathery, white plumes that appear mid summer and last into fall.

The plumes (inflorescents, actually) then dry and continue to stand tall well into winter. Native to southern South America, this distinctive grass acquired its common name from Argentina's grasslands, which are called the 'pampas'.

Note: The grass leaves have sharp edges, so handle with care. 

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Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennial Ornamental Grass
Foliage Type Winter Dormant
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 4' - 8'
Shape Clump-forming
Primary Foliage Color Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Winter Dormant
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Silver-white plumes (inflorescent)
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not standing water): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone 7