Pampas Grass is native to South America, and is often used for its
dramitc effect in California landscapes. It is an invasive species
and will grow wild. Once established, it is difficult to get rid of.
It will typically grow to 8-12 feet, and in the fall, as the days
start to shorten it will form dramtic white plumes. The leaves of
Pampas Grass can be very sharp, so care must be taken for its
placement to avoid creating a hazard.
Pampas Grass does well in direct sunlight. It can tolerate a wide
range of conditions and does well in dry environments. It can take a
balanced fertilized (N-N-N with equal values of N) about four times
Pampas Grass may be grown from seed, which may be found in the plumes
of mature plants. It may also be propagated by dividing a clump.
Because of variations in the size of plants from different seeds,
dividing the clump is the preferred method if you want uniform plants.
Pampas Grass will seed and propagate widely on its own and it is best
not to plant it in areas that are not already overrun with the plant.
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