Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
I recently purchased this plant w/plumage ....planted it in a huge planter on right side of my garage door and placed two uplights (spotlights) on the fronds... Absolutely stunning!!! Great focal point in what used to be a dark and unbecoming area of my driveway.
On Feb 29, 2012, marywalters from Holland, MI wrote:
This is THE cold, hardy pampas grass for northern climates. Grown for at least 3 years in Zone 5. Same wonderful full plumes (you won't find this type of plume on a Miscanthus). Not as towering in the landscape as the standard Pampas Grass as it stays a charming 5' tall.
On Mar 13, 2007, Flower_riot from Navasota, TX wrote:
I live near Navasota, Tx in zone 8b in the Blackland Prarie (black gumbo clay). I planted Ivory Feathers around my A/C last summer and they are beautiful! I love the plumes and they stayed green all winter long, even though we had ice. The leaves are sharp, but no problem if I wear gloves and long sleeves.
On Feb 18, 2006, Tir_Na_Nog from Houston United States (Zone 9b) wrote:
I love the look of this grass and the fact that this is a dwarf version. But I heard on a PBS gardening show that it is sharp and requires long sleeves and gloves to trim!!!! Please tell me this isn't so! I guess I won't be able to use it.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Birmingham, Alabama San Jose, California Whitfield, Florida Holland, Michigan North Muskegon, Michigan Las Vegas, Nevada East Meadow, New York Cary, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Emerald Isle, North Carolina Downingtown, Pennsylvania Crosbyton, Texas Dallas, Texas Navasota, Texas