Planting Pampas Grass - Knowledgebase Question

North Little Rock, AR
Question by cooter3stud
December 29, 1999
I am planning on planting some pampas grass. Does it require anything special when planting?

Answer from NGA
December 29, 1999


Cortaderia selloana grows very easily in most conditions. It takes full sun and tolerates a wide variety of soil moistures from dry to wet. However, note that it spreads its seeds widely and they germinate readily wherever they land. It has become a nuisance plant in some areas, such as California's coast. Make sure you don't get Cortaderia jubata, a relative of pampas grass that is even worse: it seeds freely and crowds out native plants. Jubata has fewer and smaller plumes than pampas grass (selloana).

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