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Cortaderia selloana 'Ivory Feathers®' (Pumila)

Also called Dwarf Pampas Grass


Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' - Ivory Feathers® Grass - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Cortaderia selloana Ivory Feathers® ('Pumila')

  • Panicles up to 60 cm of feathery creamy-white flowers produce tan-coloured seeds
  • Coarse green leaves up to 70 cm long arch from tall sturdy stalks, turning white in the winter
  • Dark green leaves have razor-sharp edges
  • Seed heads decorative in cut or dried arrangements
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

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.  

 Beware: the edges of Cortaderia blades are very sharp.

Zone:

6

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

White
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Ivory Feathers® 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, it 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 Ivory Feathers® ('Pumila') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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