Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass

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18-inches of silky, feathery plumes, Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila') is probably one of the most impressive perennials you can grow! Pumila is a Dwarf Pampas Grass with huge, feathery greenish-white plumes. Turning a showy, silvery cream in the late summer to fall, they look and feel silky to the touch! Perfect for use in fresh and dried floral arrangements!

Pumila Cortaderia is a very good grower and much more cold-hardy than other species. 'Pumila' thrives in hot, full sun exposures and quickly grows to its 4-5 foot height while spreading 3-4 feet wide! The graceful fountains of fine-textured green blades grow up and out before arching down elegantly, each clump crowned in multiple fluffy plumes that wave high above.

Pumila is sterile and won't re-seed itself, so you can enjoy this smaller Pampas Grass without worrying it will jump borders! Thriving throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 10, and gardeners in zones 6 to 8 should protect the crowns of young plants in winter.

Planting and Application:

Dwarf Pampas grasses are especially useful as specimen plantings, in high-impact groupings, or in evenly spaced rows along walls! They create dramatic impact as garden anchors and softening structure corners! Rock Gardens and front yard berms benefit from a dramatic presence and the plumes are useful in cut flower gardens as fresh and dried flowers!

Use Ornamental Grass as a border along the backs of garden beds and borders for a flowing and graceful backdrop. Ideal for waving drifts in mass plantings that create white noise and fluffy texture that catches the eye from afar! Of course, a single plant is highly effective as a front garden focal point, or create a conversation piece with a row planted around your backyard seating areas!

  • Mid-Sized Fountains of Lush Green Blades
  • Greenish White Plumes Turn Silver Cream in Fall
  • Sterile Seedless Variety
  • Very Easy To Grow & High Impact Landscape Décor
  • Fresh & Dried Floral Arrangements
  • Hot, Sunny Landscapes, Specimens, En Masse, Dramatic Structural Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Pampas grass where it will get 6 plus hours of full sun a day, in moderately fertile soil with very good drainage. Adaptable to a wide range of moisture, provide regular water while young plants are establishing, then only water during summers intense heat and extreme drought. Leave standing over the winter before cutting it back hard in early spring. This warm-season ornamental grass is not just beautiful but it is deer resistant too!

  • Full Sun Warm-Season Grass
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Down Early Spring - Wear Gloves!
  • Very Fast & Easy to Grow

The same garden impact and big and silky plumes, half the footprint! Order the Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass from NatureHills.com today and enjoy all the wonderful benefits of a Pampas Grass without the trouble!

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Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, White
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring