Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August
- Flower colour: silvery-yellow
- Other features: always wear stout gardening gloves when working with pampas grass to protect hands from cuts caused by the sharp leaf margins; the flowers may be used in fresh or dried flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Silky, silvery-yellow flower plumes in late summer above large mounds of sharp-edged, mid-green leaves. 'Pumila' is a particularly compact and free-flowering variety of this much-maligned ornamental grass. We've chosen it as one of our recommended plants since it makes an excellent all-year focal-point for the smaller garden.
- Garden care: Protect the crowns of young plants during the first winter with a deep, dry mulch. Each year in late-winter or early-spring wearing stout gardening gloves remove the previous year's stems by cutting and combing.
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