Pampas grass: planting, cultivation and care

Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) is on the rise. It is thus found in almost all interiors with contemporary decoration, bringing a plant and rural side to the room. It was between the 70s and 80s that it appeared en masse in gardens. However, although aesthetic, Pampas is also a very invasive plant. Therefore, it is common to lose control of this invasive plant. With its control it becomes a beautiful plant bringing height to the garden. Here are all our tips for growing pampas grass.

Where, when and how to sow pampas grass?

The ideal period for sowing Pampas is in spring the fall. The temperature should be between 13 and 18°C.

It is a plant that needs sun. Remember to place it in a good place sunny. It also requires soil fertile Good drainedand preferably in garden soil mixed with potting soil. As for the nature of the soil, nothing to worry about: everything suits him!

It is possible to plant Pampas from tuft division in spring.

Pampas grass
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How do you care for pampas grass?

After planting Pampa, it is better to protect the trunks during the winter.

Pruning is important to prevent the plant from becoming invasive. It must therefore reduce as soon as possible when the plant is completely dry in autumn and sprinkle the base with the dried leaves. For areas with a warm climate, it is not necessary to mulch and you can simply cut at a distance of 50 cm from the ground. Remember to cut off all flower stems before releasing her seeds.

At the end of winter, the foot must be cleaned by removing dry stems, but be careful, pampas grass leaves are sharp. Bring gardening gloves!

It is common to panic and do dry upside down make wonderful dried bouquets to place in a vase or bouquet.

Pampas grass
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