Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass

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'Pumila' Dwarf Pampas Grass makes a bold statement with massive ivory plumes towering over handsome arching foliage. Attractive feathery flowers emerge in late-summer and last for months. Like their larger counterpoints, the silky plumes are an excellent attraction in the landscape, and are beautiful for cutting or drying. Pampas Grass tolerates wind and moves gracefully in a breeze. A tough, fast-growing and drought-tolerant specimen, this variety is sterile and will not reseed. (Cortaderia selloana)
Zones 6 - 10
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Easy To Grow
Good For Containers
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 3-6 ft tall , 36-48" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to late fall

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

36-72" tall x 36-48' wide. 'Pumila' Dwarf Pampas Grass is one of the showiest ornamental grasses, providing lush texture and contrast. Long, flowing stems provide strong architecture to the garden and pair well with other bold plant forms. The gorgeous plumes are sterile, meaning flowers do not produce viable seed so plants will not become weedy like other pampas grasses. Plants are adaptable and versatile. Use as a specimen or plant in masses for windbreaks, backdrops, or as a privacy screen. Grows in any average to dry soil with good drainage and tolerates challenging conditions such as air pollution, dry winds, and salty mist. Leave standing for visual interest and habitat over the winter, then cut back dead foliage in spring, wearing gloves to  protect hands form the sharp blades. Deer and rabbit resistant.

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Associated SKUsAM018240
AM015016 (Plant - 3.5" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM018179 (Tray of 9) - Out of stock.
AM018180 (Tray of 18) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass
Botanical Name
Cortaderia selloana Pumila
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
3-6 ft tall
Mature Spread
36-48" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Mid summer to late fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Ornamental blue-green blades. Produces showy cream-white plumes in mid summer.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Dry Sites, Salt
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Great For Mass Plantings, Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region
Southeast, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Prohibited In
California, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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