Scientific Name: Cortaderia selloana
Common Name: pampas grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Leathery, Rugose, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, White, Pink, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), White, Brown, Oct-Nov, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves arching, serrulate, long and narrow (some over 2m by <1cm wide); spikelets in feathery, silvery panicles (also pinkish cvs.) up to 20cm long, high above foliage.