Pampas grass: pruning and maintenance

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The pampas grass is one of the most majestic but also among the most invasive grass plants.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Cortaderia selloana
Family  Poaceae
Type  : Grass, perennial

Height
 1.5 to 4 m
Exhibition  : Sunny
Sol  : Ordinary

Flowering  September to October

Planting of the Pampa grass

Preferably in spring or autumn in soil mixed with loam.

  • The grass of the Pampa loves the sun.
  • It is not very sensitive to the nature of the soil
  • Multiplication by tuft division in the spring.

Grass cutting in the pampas

It is up to you to whether or not to keep inflorescences and foliage in winter because they can be cut or on the contrary preserved.

But the pampas grass can quickly become pervasive if we don’t do something about it, so here’s our big advice:

  • Fold down as soon as possible in late autumn when the leaves and inflorescences have dried.
  • Mulch the plant with dried leaves if the winter is severe in your area.
  • In areas with mild winters, you can simply cut 50 cm off the ground without protecting the foot.

Namely on the grass of the pampas

Highly decorative and even spectacular, this perennial has beautiful floral sticks and culms up to 4 m high.

But if it is very ornamental, it can become invasive. It is planned that its marketing will be banned in France because of its ability to multiply too quickly and thus invade entire areas of virgin land.

It’s as good in isolation as it is in the open, and that’s when it’s at its best… individual development but, if we have a lot of space, we also like to form large expanses of grass of the Pampa .

When planting, avoid planting too close to a hedge or a neighbour because you can’t imagine it can get that big!

The pozzuolana goes very well with the herb of the Pampa.

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