More About Cortaderia selloana
- AKA Cortaderia argentea
- Panicles up to 90 cm, of feathery creamy-white flowers, producing tan-coloured seeds
- Coarse green leaves up to 200 cm long arch from tall sturdy stalks, turning white in the winter
- Dark green leaves have razor-sharp edges
- Seed heads are decorative in cut or dried arrangements
- Bloom Time: Late summer to mid-fall
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
White Pampas Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
This plant is native to southern South America. It grows best in full sun and a fertile, moist soil, however, they can tolerate a range of soils and some drought, once established. Plant crowns need protection from winter wind and cold. Prune foliage in early spring to make way for new growth.
Cortaderia selloana Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall