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Pampas Grass, Live Plants

Pampas Grass is a large ornamental grass for larger landscapes. It is best planted as a specimen plant and should be cut back to the ground in late winter. Pampas grass produces silvery white plumes which can reach 10-12 feet tall. When planting this grass, dig the hole twice as wide as the pot and mix rich garden soil in with your native soil, then leave the top of the root ball 1/2 inch above the ground level when filling the hole with soil. Use a slow release granular fertilizer in spring. Not guaranteed to have plumes on arrival.

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses have become extremely popular in the past ten years or so, and if you buy them at a garden centre they are kind of pricey. Learning how to grow them yourself is actually quite easy. They can be grown from seed, but I won’t pretend to be an expert at that for several reasons. One, I donĂ­t know anything about growing them from seed, and two, I have no desire to propagate them from seed because seedlings require too much care.

The easiest and most effective way to propagate them is through simple division. Of course you will need at least one parent plant of each variety that you would like to grow. If you shop around you might be able to find some 4 inch pots at a fair price.

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