Pampas grass: planting, growing and care

Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) is on the rise. Thus they are found in almost all interiors with contemporary décor, adding a botanical and rustic aspect to the room. Between the seventies and eighties he appeared en masse in gardens. However, despite the aesthetic of pampas, they are very invasive plants. So it is common to lose control of this invasive plant. By controlling it, it becomes a beautiful plant that brings height to the garden. Here are all our tips for growing pampa grass.

Where, when and how do we grow pampas grass?

The ideal period for planting pampas is in The autumn or fall. The temperature should be between 13 and 18 degrees Celsius.

It is a plant that needs sun. Remember to put it in a good place sunny. Soil also requires fertile we will drainedpreferably in garden soil mixed with Soil. As for the nature of the soil, do not worry: everything suits it!

It is possible to plant pampas in it split strand in spring.

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How do you care for pampas grass?

It is better after planting the pampas stump protection during the winter.

Pruning is important to prevent the plant from becoming invasive. must therefore Shrink as much as possible When the plant dries completely in the fall, mulch the base with dried leaves. For regions with a warm climate, mulch is not necessary and you can cut 50 cm from the ground. Remember to cut off all the stems of the flower before it releases its seeds.

At the end of winter, the feet should be cleaned by removing dry stems. But be careful, the leaves of the pampa grass are sharp. Bring gardening gloves!

It is common for panicles to be cut and made dries upside down To make wonderful dry bouquets to put in a vase or in a flower bouquet.

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