Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana (Red) - Plant
Description for Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana (Red)
Clumps may be divided in late winter to early spring. This grass is technically gynodioecious, but usually appears dioecious. Female plants produce prodigious amounts of seed and can self-seed freely, often resulting in naturalization that displaces valuable native plants.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Uruguayan pampas grass||Silver white||August to February||8 to 12 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Dry to medium||15 degrees C||Add an organic compost, peat moss or manure to the soil.|
Caring for Pampas Grass
- Pampas grass care is minimal, requiring little maintenance other than watering in extreme drought. It should also be pruned each year to the ground. This is usually performed in late winter or early spring. Because of the plants sharp foliage, the task of pruning should be done with great care using gloves and a long-sleeved shirt.
Typical uses of Pampas Grass
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