Cortaderia selloana 'White'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Grass-Ornamental|
Common Name (Alternative): White Pampas Grass
One of the most popular of all ornamental grasses, pampas grass forms large dense clumps of stiff, flat, narrow leaves. It is best known for its magnificent plumes that appear in late summer and last through the winter. This variety has silky ivory plumes that can add flair to dried arrangements. It is treated as an annual in northern states since it is hardy only to 10 degrees F.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
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Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Pampas grasses are beautiful plants that require minimal care. They grow the best in full sun and prefer well-drained soil that is consistantly moist. Instead of cutting back the foliage in the fall, wait until the following spring. It will act as its own protective mulch through the winter months. Plants may be propagated by division in the spring after they have been cut back.
Be very careful and wear gloves and long sleeves when handling this grass. It has very sharp edges!