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botanical name:
Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pampas Grass
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass, evergreen
height: 1.80m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
A "dwarf" form of the Pampas Grass, but still makes a clump of compact foliage reaching 6 feet high and wide. Produces many silky white flower plumes, even while quite young.

Well-drained, reasonably fertile soil in full sun or a little part shade. On heavy clay soils improve drainage by adding grit. Generally adaptable, tough and easy to grow. Drought tolerant.

Cut back old foliage in late winter or early spring.

other notes:

Leaves have very sharp edges.
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