Hardy Pampas Grass is grown for its dense clumping habit and size. Its large flower spikes emerge in late summer and turn into large, fluffy, white heads that last into the winter. The blades are gray-green with a silver stripe down each leaf. When in bloom, this grass can reach over 6 feet tall. The grass forms a thick clump with an arching habit. It works well as an accent or specimen plant or as a screen.
It prefers full sun and will adapt to a variety of soils but will flop over if it’s planted in too wet of soil or overfertilized. It is low maintenance, only needing to be cut back once a year in early spring. It does not have any serious pest or disease problems in our area.