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Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass




Regular Price: $21.98

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Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

Dwarf Pampas Grass makes a bold statement with massive ivory plumes that tower over handsome, arching foliage. Flowers emerge in late-summer and last for months. The silky plumes are excellent for cutting or drying. Despite their size, plants tolerate wind and move gracefully in a breeze. A tough, fast-growing and drought-tolerant specimen. (Cortaderia selloana ‘Pumila’)

Zones 6 - 10
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36-72" tall (3-6 feet), 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

36-72" tall x 36-48' wide. 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. Cut back dead foliage in spring, wearing gloves to protect hands form the sharp blades. A pet-friendly plant that is deer and rabbit resistant.
Common Name Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass
Botanical Name Cortaderia selloana Pumila
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 36-72" tall (3-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 36-48" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Foliage Ornamental blue-green blades. Produces showy cream-white plumes in mid summer.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Southeast, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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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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