Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star'

Pampas Grass

Plant Type:


Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' - Dwarf Golden Pampas Grass. Medium green leaves heavily streaked in cream upon emergence mature warm yellow providing the fountaining warm season grass a golden aura. Very showy late season feathery plumes emerge in August are whitish, beautiful, making a great contrast for plants with bolder leaves in green or purple. Or this chance sport would be a fine candidate partnered in a garden devoted to a community of grasses. Plumes can be harvested for autumn arrangements. Clean up is simple: cut it down to the ground once annually before new growth rises in the spring. A member of the Poaceae family the species originates in southern South America native to where else? The Pampas Plains! 'Splendid Star', a chance seedling, was selected in the Netherlands. Drought tolerant once established it is a sun lover in average to modestly fertile draining ground.


24-36 in


36-60 in


Item Description Price  
CORSPLEN Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' (3.5 inch Square Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Cutting Garden
  • Accent
  • Cottage Garden
  • Grass Garden
  • Meadow / Field

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Average
  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division