HOME > PLANT CATEGORIES > Ornamental Grasses >

  Grass - White Pampas / Size 1
White Pampas Grass


 
Additional Photos


*Availability Status: Available for early order - shipping AFTER 4/01/2016
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 16" - 24" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii



Our Price : $8.50

Product Code: PAMPAS1

PLANT DESCRIPTIONS & FACTS PACKING & SHIPPING INFO PLANTING & CARE INSTRUCTIONS
 
Cortaderia selloana


Overall Description


Pampas Grass is a magnificent addition to landscapes where a natural look is desired. Also works well to fill in areas where soil is poor, or other options have failed. Grows in large mounds, or clumps......referred to as tussocks, which can reach heights of up to 8 or 9 ft when in full bloom. Grass blades are evergreen in most locations, and have a very sharp, serrated edge to them - especially when brushed in the opposite direction of growth ( from tip to base ). Bloom heads ( panicles ) are a bright white color, and very feathery & soft in both appearance, as well as touch. They are commonly dried & used in floral arrangements all over the country.

This beautiful ornamental grass is native to certain areas of South America, but is now widely seen, and used in most all parts of the world. It is very adaptable, and can withstand a wide variety of soils, and environmental situations.



Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 6 - 9 ft ( includes flower panicles )

--Mature Width : 5 - 8 ft

--Growth rate :
Moderate

--Hardiness Zones :
7 - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained........will adapt to a wide variety of soil compositions

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Grass blades are extremely long & thin - evergreen in most all areas. Blade edges have a serrated, spiny margin that can cause cuts & scrapes when handled carelessly.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Feathery flower panicles are produced in late summer through mid fall. Soft, white feathery blooms contain very small seeds, which are released in heavy amounts when ripened.

--Diseases / Insects :
None to mention

--Recommended Spacing :
8 ft apart recommended for group planting / 4 feet apart for solid barrier / screen

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


Helpful Links & Information