Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Pampas Grass. A fine form which is very compact and free flowering. Shapely hummocks of mid-green foliage are topped by sturdy, short-stemmed, fluffy plumes of silvery cream, from high summer onwards. The flowers persist well into winter on the plants, but last better for indoor decoration if cut as soon as they are fully open and dried out thoroughly.
Plant in any good, well drained garden soil. Prune out old or dead foliage late winter/early spring.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
June - August