Tall, tough and beautiful: you’d think pampas grass has all the qualities you’d want in a perennial ornamental grass. Cortaderia selloana can be both functional and lovely.The plants, which grow 10 to 13 feet high and spread six feet wide, make useful privacy screens, wind breaks and camouflage for unwanted views. Because pampas grass has stiff stems and sharp-edged leaves, it also can also serve as a living hedge or fence.Gardeners like its graceful, fluffy plumes, which appear in late summer in colors that range from sand-pink to silvery-white. They’re especially nice to use in dried arrangements, or they can be left uncut to add winter interest to the landscape. The solid green or variegated grass itself lends drama, texture and movement to gardens and pool areas.Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) - This magnificent white Pampas Grass plant thrives in full sun and hot climates. From ornamental grass seeds, it will take 2 or 3 years to bloom, but your patience is richly repaid by long-lived garden performance!Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass has long, graceful blades and fluffy panicles that are beautiful. One of the favorite ornamental grasses, white Pampas Grass is classic and offers both color and texture in the landscape.