"no Flowers On My Pampas Grass" - Knowledgebase Question

Central Islip, NY
Question by smithenl
June 20, 2001
I moved my Pampas grass to a sunny location after it became too big for the space it was in before. It's going into its second summer. It didn't flower last fall and I would like to know if there is something I should do now to guarantee flowers this fall?


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Answer from NGA
June 20, 2001

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It is possible that the transplanting set the plant back and thus it did not bloom last year. As with lawn grass, the ornamentals grow best in full sun with good garden soil and adequate moisture. You might want to water it as needed to keep the soil moist but not soggy wet, and provide it with a light application of complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 and/or some compost. Look for blooms late in the season.

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