Scientific Name: 
Cortaderia selloana

Common Name: 
Pampas Grass


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Leaves have very sharp edges, which is not obvious. Also highly invasive and should not be planted in landscapes.
  • This plant is highly invasive in California and should not be planted in any landscape.
  • If you have it already growing in your yard, consider removing it.
  • Community assistance may be available to help you remove it.