The Q&A Archives: Dwarf Pampas Grass, Ivory Feathers,

Question: Can we plant our Dwarf Pampas Grass, Ivory Feathers, in a container for the summer and then plant it in the ground late in the Fall?

Answer: If you have had it in a container all summer and would like to try to overwinter it, planting it in the ground would be the best way to do so. This plant is hardy to USDA zone 7, and will be more susceptible to cold than usual since it will not have had a full growing season to become established at the roots. It will do best in a warm microclimate with a generous layer of mulch, and do be careful to water it this fall so that the soil stays evenly moist as long as it is still growing. Planting it earlier in the fall would be better than planting it later in the fall as well. Good luck with your grass.

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