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Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Pumila Pampas Grass

Pampas

Comments

A smaller variety, producing a clump of narrow, grassy foliage that arches outward; large white plumes tower above the foliage and persist for a long time; tolerates some light shade; considered nearly sterile but will occasionally self-seed

Description

A smaller variety, producing a clump of narrow, grassy foliage that arches outward; large white plumes tower above the foliage and persist for a long time; tolerates some light shade; considered nearly sterile but will occasionally self-seed

Landscape Attributes

Pumila Pampas Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Pumila Pampas Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pumila Pampas Grass will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity extending to 8 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen! This is a dioecious species, meaning that individual plants are either male or female. Only the females will produce fruit, and a male variety of the same species is required nearby as a pollinator.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

5 feet (8 feet with the flowers)

6 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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