Pampas grass is a very popular ornamental grass that is easy to grow. Pampas grass consists of attractive oversized arching grass like foliage and will produce beautiful airy, creamy white feathery plumes in mid-summer to fall. In winter the foliage will turn tan-bronze and can be left to create winter interest before being trimmed back in early spring to re-emerge with fresh foliage.
Pampas grass is deer resistant and drought tolerant once established. Additionally, it is hardy from USDA Zones 7-11. This selection is often used as an accent, screen, hedge, or large ground-cover in the landscape.
Due to its aggressive nature Pampas Grass is listed on the list of invasive plants by the USDA, but with proper maintenance and care you can grow this grass with worry. Pampas is a full sunlight plant and requires 6+ hours of direct sunlight daily. It will tolerate filtered sunlight or part shade, but the foliage and plumes may suffer greatly.
Pampas will thrive in nearly any garden condition and adapts to almost any location it is planted. Ornamental grasses are to be watered once every 2 weeks during the first growing season. Not much water is required so be sure not to overwater your plants. During periods of extreme drought watering 2-3 times per week may be necessary. No watering is required after the plant is well established.
Once you have received your Pampas Grass plants and you are ready to plant them follow the steps below and you will be on your way to having happy, healthy plants! Plantsbymail.com offers you a selection of Pampas Grass plants that come potted with soil and are ready to be planted immediately.
Due to the large nature of Pampas Grass allowing adequate space is of utmost importance. If you are looking to form a seamless hedge or border, space your Pampas Grass 6-8 feet apart from center to plant center. If you are interested in covering a large amount of ground space your Pampas Gras 14+ feet apart.
This is a large plant with a sharp foliage so be considerate of its placement. Here are a few places to avoid: