Purple pampasgrass

(Cortaderia jubata)

  • 6 - 23'; large clumping grass
  • Blooms July to September
  • 1 - 3' showy, purple-tinged plumes on reed-like stem
  • Up to 100,000 seeds per plume
  • Sheaths are densely hairy
  • Leaves basal; 3 - 5'; sharply serrated