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It's a testament to the beauty of pampasgrass that something so invasive is still planted so widely. It's tall and produces spectacular 10-foot plumes in late summer. When backlit by the sun, few plants are more lovely.
To be its most showy, pampasgrass needs full sun. Give it plenty of room to grow. It will stay somewhat in check in a lawn if you are mowing regularly around it. It will spread invasively in a flower bed, so try planting it in an old plastic garbage can with the bottom third cut off and buried so just the lip protrudes an inch or two above the ground. Do not plant in wild or naturalized area because it is likely to completely take over.
more varieties for Pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' is a compact form of the species, growing to only 5 feet tall. It also has large feathery seed plumes.