Cortaderia selloana, commonly known as pampas grass, is a flowering plant native to southern South America, including the Pampas region after which it is named.
Hardy Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) is a rugged, tall, good-looking perennial plant with lots to offer in both form and function. Because it grows between ten and thirteen feet in height, and individual clumps can spread to a width of six feet, it is an excellent choice as privacy screens. Its beauty easily matches its practical applications. Cortaderia selloana plants sport large and fluffy stalks of graceful plumes or flowers with various shades of white, cream and pink in the late summer. Cut plumes for adding to dried floral arrangements, or simply leave them in place for added winter landscape interest.