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Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Common Name: Dwarf Pampas Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
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Do you love the drama of pampas grass but fear its immense size? Perhaps you'd like to try 'Pumila', a dwarf version though I use the word “dwarf” in relative terms. The narrow blue-green foliage reaches about 3-5 feet in height and is topped with dramatic, 5-6 foot tall, white, feathery plumes. Moist to dry well-drained soil in sun or part shade. From Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Pampas grasslands. Moist sandy soils on river banks and mountains.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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