Cortaderia (kor-ta-deer-ee-uh); Pampasgrass, Grass Family, (Gramineae). Large perennial grasses are native to South America. They are valued for the ornamental plume-like seed panicles.
C selloana (sel-oh-ay-nuh), this species grows as much as 20 feet high and has long leaves ¾ inch wide, and silky plume-like seed panicles 3 feet long. The male and female heads are on separate plants. Since it is the female flower heads that have the large, graceful blooms, it is best to propagate by division.
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