Grass, Pink Pampas
Description: This ornamental grass blooms in late summer, just when the garden needs a little new color. Outstanding for fresh arrangements, the blooms are also wonderful if left to mature on the plant, becoming a rich golden-tan with the advent of cool weather. They are also a mainstay of dried arrangements, offering superb vertical accent for any setting from a tall urn in the hallway to a wall display. This magnificent plant thrives in full sun and hot climates. From seed it will take 2 or 3 years to bloom, but your patience is richly repaid by long-lived garden performance!
Common Name: Pink Pampas Grass
Scientific Name: Cortaderia selloana 'Rosea'
Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 6' foliage height, 8' bloom height, 3-5' spread
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: Pink Plumes
Bloom Period: Summer
Landscape Use: Container, Mass Grouping, Prairie Garden, Back drop plant, Wild Gardens
Zone: 5 - 10
Growth Rate: Fast
Companion Plants: Black eyed Susan, Sedum, Abelia, Bamboo, Coreopsis, Salvia, Pincushion Flower, Daylily and Spirea
Maintenance: Cut back to 3" in late Spring or early Fall