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White Feather Pampas Grass

 

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‘White Feather’ Pampas Grass is monumental. With striking architecture and dizzying heights, this perennial grass makes a stunning specimen in any landscape. Enormous, feathery plumes stand up to eight feet tall, swaying atop gracefully arching foliage. Deceptively easy to grow and endlessly dramatic, ‘White Feather’ adds texture and color throughout the year. (Cortaderia selloana)

Zones 7 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 72-84" tall (6-7 feet), 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season. White plumes form in mid summer and continue through fall.
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 2ORNXX

Plant Information

72-84" tall x 48-72" wide. ‘White Feather’ Pampas grass is world famous for its massive size and theatrical floral display. Plumes emerge mid-summer and shine silky white above narrow blades of vibrant green. The huge plumes are spectacular reflecting the setting sun in golden hues or dancing on the wind. Plumes last through the winter, adding texture during the dormant season. They are prized for their versatility in flower arrangements and dried indoor decorations. Plant ‘White Feather’ in large masses for a showy windbreak or as an accent in the mixed perennial border. Pampas grass is tolerant of wind and drought. Allow foliage to stand through winter as it protects the crowns from cold damage. Wear protective clothing when cutting back in early spring as foliage can be sharp. Attracts birds to the garden..

Not Recommended for California: The California Native Plant Society warns about the invasive qualities of another species of pampas grass in regions along the California coast and on nearby Pacific islands. This species, Cortederia selloana is not as invasive as other varieties, C. jubata, but still considered a risk for those areas.

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2ORNXX
2ORN (Plant - 3.5" pot)
2ORN9 (Tray of 9)
2ORN18 (Tray of 18)
Common Name White Feather Pampas Grass
Botanical Name Cortaderia selloana White Feather
Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Green
Mature Height 72-84" tall (6-7 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season. White plumes form in mid summer and continue through fall.
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Large clumps of arching and upright blade-like foliage.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers, Erosion Control, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Hedge / Screen
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Yes
Prohibited In California, Hawaii
Ideal Region Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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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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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