These elegant ornamental grasses have "feather duster" plumes from late summer and throughout the fall! The plumes are often cut and dried for indoor use, or they can be left on the plant for wonderful winter interest. Ornamental Pampas Grass is not only attractive, but it also is very functional. It can be a stunning specimen plant in large landscapes, or it can be used to create screens or borders.
How To Grow Red Pampas Grass From Ornamental Grass Seeds
Cortaderia selloana seeds can be started indoors. Using a seed starting tray filled with pre-moistened seed starting medium that drains well, places the ornamental grass seeds on top of the soil and gently press the seeds in.
Keep the Red Pampas Grass seeds moist until germination occurs. The ornamental grass plants will need to be re-potted into larger pots as they grow. Some gardeners start the Pampas Grass seeds directly outside in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Prepare a seedbed, and press the seeds into the soil that has been worked into a fine tilth.
Keep the ornamental grass seeds moist, and throughout the first growing season, water the grass with regularity. In subsequent years, Pampas grass will be drought tolerant. Typically, plumes will not form until the plant is 2 - 3 years of age.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 7 - 10 Height: 80 inches Width: 48 inches Foliage Color: Green Flower Color: Red Growth Rate: Moderate Fall Color: No change Soil Requirement: Well-drained soils, pH 5.5 - 7.2 Environment: Full sun
Temperature: 72F Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days Light Required: Yes Depth: These are very tiny seeds that should be mixed with the finest sand or talcum for an even sowing. Do not cover with compost, only press them in gently Sowing Rate: 5 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 80 inches