Pampas Grass

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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.

Planting and Application:

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.

  • Tall, Fountain-Like Clumps
  • Fast-Growing Warm-Season Grass
  • Enormous Fluffy & Spectacular Seed Plumes
  • Fresh Floral Arrangements, Dried Décor & Winter Interest
  • Wonderful Specimen Plants, Anchors, Accents, Backdrops & Privacy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

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.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Fertility & Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune In Spring
  • Effortlessly Easy To Grow!

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!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pampas Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cortaderia selloana
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring