Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana (white) – Plant
Cortaderia selloana, commonly called pampas grass, is native to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It was planted around the world in Victorian times, and today is considered to be one of the most popular ornamental grasses.
Features of Plant
The deep green foliage forms a dense but graceful clump 12-48″ tall, depending on the cultivar. Growth is upright at first, then the leaves arch at maturity, resembling a fountain. The length and width of the long, tapering, subtly serrated blades vary greatly among the cultivars. It is a graceful, elegant ornamental grass with plumes resembling bottle brushes that appear in summer. It is an eye-catching clump-forming grass with green leaves and fluffy plumes of white. Gracefully arching foliage is a source of all-season colour and soft texture in the landscape. The white flower heads make interesting additions to cut flower arrangements.
It prefers full sunlight, which brings out the intense colour; however, it tolerates partial shade. Nearly any well-drained soil is fine, but the grass doesn’t do well in soggy, poorly-drained soil.
Uses: Contrast to borders, foundations and open areas. The plant will develop to a height of 7 to 10 feet, with a comparable spread. They may easily enhance the beauty of your landscape, ease of care and reliability, and are commonly used in commercial plantings as ornamental grasses — also as much in home landscapes
Planting and Caring
- Common Name: pampas Grass, Little Bunny
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Water: medium
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Height: 7 to 10 feet
- Spike Colour: White
- Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Difficulty: Easy to grow Grass