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Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass

SKU: AM018240
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Cortaderia selloana Pumila
Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
3-6 ft tall
Mature Spread
36-48" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to late fall


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.