Ivory Feathers® Dwarf Pampas Grass
Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kor-ta-DEER-ia sel-o-AH-na|
|Lore||Although it is not considered sterile, Ivory Feathers® is noted as producing little to no viable seed.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; plumes 8 to 10 ft. tall.|
|Design Ideas||Although native to the southern regions of South America, this beautiful, Dwarf Pampas Grass blends into a desert or Mediterranean landscape well. The ivory colored plumes reach well above the foliage and offer an architectural look around patios and ponds. Well suited as a visual barrier or hedge in the far reaches of the garden. Plant with other bold forms like Agave and Yucca or keep it the standout plant amongst evergreen shrubs and perennials.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Stunning Foliage and Plumes|
Easily adapts to most soil types, provided they are well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Apply fertilizer in winter. Hard prune old foliage to the ground in late winter, before new growth emerges.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11