Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Cortaderia selloana ‘Pumila’

Pampas grass

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Flowers

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
  • Common name: Pampas grass
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen

Pampas grass is coming back in fashion. Cortaderia selloana ‘Pumila’ is a charming dwarf pampas grass that only reaches 1.5m in height. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed border among prairie-type flowers such as echinacea and Verbena bonariensis, as well as other ornamental grasses. The plumes can be cut and dried for flower arranging, but are superb left in the garden where they look lovely rimed with frost in the winter. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Grow Cortaderia selloana ‘Pumila’ in well-drained soil in a full sun. Tidy plants annually to keep them free from debris which would otherwise build up and choke out new growth. 

How to grow Cortaderia 'Pumila'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Cortaderia 'Pumila' and wildlife

Cortaderia 'Pumila' provides shelter and habitat.

Is Cortaderia 'Pumila' poisonous?

Cortaderia 'Pumila' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Cortaderia 'Pumila'