Cortaderia selloana Pumila
Dwarf Pampas Grass
DetailsOne of our showiest ornamental grasses, Dwarf Pampas Grass (Cortaderia Pumila) blooms in mid-summer with big, fluffy pure white, sterile (non-seed producing) plumes. This Argentinian native grass is outstanding as a specimen perennial or planted in linear beds along walls and fences. Tough and trouble-free, it is non-reseeding and safe to plant in the Mid-Atlantic states and other areas where regular pampas grass will spread.
|Common Name||Dwarf Pampas Grass|
|Botanical Name||Cortaderia selloana Pumila|
|Zones||6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||36-72" tall|
|Mature Spread||36-48" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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