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