Cortaderia selloana Pumila
A dwarf form of pampas grass, Cortaderia selloana Pumila is more suitable for the smaller garden. A tussock-forming, evergreen, perennial grass, it forms a compact mound of narrow, arching, sharp-edged, dark green leaves 18” high. Big, feathery, creamy-white plumes are borne on four- to five-foot stems in late summer and persist through winter, particularly attractive when frosted. Dwarf Pampas Grass looks well in a meadow planting or against dark evergreens. Protect crowns against frost in the first year. Cut back the flower stems and remove dead foliage in late winter. Holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any reasonably well drained soil
Position: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, summer, autumn, winter
Height: 5’ (1.5m) Spread: 3’-6’ (1-2m)