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Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Large tufts of silver-white feathery plumes held high above the foliage.
Fruit:
The fruit of Pampas Grass is white and persists on the stalks.
Leaves:
Very long, blade-like, linear leaves. The ends taper and the margins are bristly and finely serrated. Feels like sandpaper to touch and can easily cause a wound if care is not taken when touching it.
Maximum Size:
3 meters tall.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, sand dunes.