Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' - Ivory Feathers® Grass - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Ivory Feathers® Grass

Cortaderia selloana 'Ivory Feathers®' (Pumila)

Also called Dwarf Pampas Grass

  • Panicles up to 60 cm of feathery creamy-white flowers produce tan-coloured seeds
  • Coarse green leaves up to 70 cm long arch from tall sturdy stalks, turning white in the winter
  • Dark green leaves have razor-sharp edges
  • Seed heads decorative in cut or dried arrangements
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
  • Grass Type: Warm Season



100-125 cm

60-90 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

This plant is native to southern South America. It grows best in full sun and a fertile, moist soil, however, it can tolerate a range of soils and some drought, once established. Plant crowns need protection from winter wind and cold. Prune foliage in early spring to make way for new growth.

Additional Notes about Ivory Feathers® Grass:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.  

 Beware: the edges of Cortaderia blades are very sharp.