Big flouncy, fluffy plumes, reaching for the sky, the easily-recognizable tufts of Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) can be seen around ponds and roadsides, waving 8-10 feet in the air! A dramatically tall, warm-season Ornamental Grass, its use in the landscape is well known due to its height, impact on the garden, and tropical appearance!
A 3-4 foot wide, clump-forming Ornamental, with narrow medium-green heavily serrated leaves, the stiff blades form a mixture of arching tips and stiff, straight textures. The leaves are evergreen, long, and slender, and are arranged in dense fountain-like clumps.
The real show starts in midsummer when the spectacular white plumes suddenly erupt from the foliage and reach up to one foot long. The feathery plumes persist and the foliage turns golden brown when touched by frost and cold weather! Birds and florists adore these plumes! The dried flower heads are commonly collected for dried home décor - both indoors and out!
With its impressive size, graceful aspect, durable toughness, and spectacular flowers, Pampas Grass is one of the most easily recognized plants in the landscape! Pampas Grass is highly adaptable and can grow in a wide range of environments and climates. Thriving throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 10, sometimes it can perform a bit too well. Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to ensure no shipment is sent to threatened and sensitive areas of the country.
You'll typically see a large fountain of Pampas Grass standing tall as a marker at the end of someone's driveway or punctuating the corner of their front yard. An impressive specimen anywhere in the sun, these tall exclamation points anchor garden beds and soften the corner of homes foundation plantings or at the corner of an outbuilding to hide the trashcans or HVAC unit.
Fantastic seasonal privacy, a row or zigzag of these fast-growing grasses hide unsightly views, or nosy viewers and can be planted around seating areas, bulking up a privacy hedge, or interspersed among a mixed shrub border to add pinpoint screens. Swaying elegantly and adding rustling noise-canceling sound to the landscape, Ornamental grasses are often used in Tranquility and Zen gardens. Use by water features, ponds, and throughout the garden as a backdrop plant, and for vertical, year-round interest.
Provide Pampas Grass with full sun and fertile well-drained, loamy soils for best results. Water regularly to establish, and supply occasionally water during times of drought to keep your plants looking their best. Warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in! While evergreen in the warmest growing zones, Pampas grass appreciates a haircut in early spring before they start to grow. Tie up the clumps to hold them up through winter and to keep the bundles together when pruning them down in early spring.
Grab your own Pampas Grass and see for yourself why this Southern classic never goes out of style! Order this giant garden accent for low-maintenance landscape versatility and home décor from Nature Hills Nursery today!
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Cortaderia selloana|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growth Rate||Fast, Medium|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|