Cortaderia selloana (core-ta-DER-ee-ah sell-oh-AN-ah)
Perennial Sun Height 8 feet Spread 8 feet Spacing 8 - 10 feet
HABIT: Fountain like clump grass with long, slender, sharp-edged blades of foliage. White flower plumes in late summer last quite long into the winter. Foliage turns brown in harsh winter and should be cut back.
CULTURE: Very easy to grow in any soil. Low water and food requirements. Needs good drainage like most plants.
USES Accent plant, border for roads, drives, or parks. Good for distant viewing.
PROBLEMS: Few if any. Some consider the coarseness a negative.
NOTES: White plumes are good for interior arrangements. Female plants have the showiest plumes. Native to South America.