Pampas Grass Seeds
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Germination time: 5-7 days
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Pampas Grass (Cortaderia
You can enjoy fresh green foliage topped by long, thick dusty-purple
plumes when you grow Pampas Grass seeds. 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. These large ornamental grasses
do need lots of room!
Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass is a low-maintenance plant. There
is no need to spray for insects or any other bothersome garden pest.
It will grow in most soils and responds favorably to frequent
fertilization. To obtain good growth and plume production, pampas
grass should be fertilized with a complete fertilizer (6-6-6, 8-8-8
or 10-10-10) at a rate of two pounds per 100 square feet four times
each year. Ornamental grass care also includes cutting out the
brown, dead foliage in the late winter. Or, if significant frost
damage occurs, the entire plant can be cut back to 2 feet from the
ground. The grass blades are sharp, so care must be taken when
How To Grow Purple Pampas Grass From Ornamental Grass Seeds: Cortaderia selloana seeds can be started indoors. Using a seed
starting tray filled with a pre-moistened seed starting medium that
drains well, place the ornamental grass seeds on top of the soil and
gently press the seeds in. Keep the purple 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 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.
- Pour an even mixture of peat moss and light sand into a 4-inch
diameter planting container. Pampas grass seeds require loose,
well-drained, moist soil for germination. Plant the seeds indoors four
to six weeks before the last killing frost in spring. Keep the plants
indoors during the first winter to protect young plants from frost if
seeds are planted later than spring.
- Place five evenly spaced pampas grass seeds on the soil surface in
the planter. Lightly press the seeds into the soil; do not cover them
with potting mix.
- Water the soil until moist to the touch, but not soaking wet. Water
with a slow drip so the seeds don't wash away.
- Cover the planters with a clear, plastic food storage bag. Place the
open end of the bag over the planter to allow air circulation and
control soil temperature and moisture. Alternatively, you can push
straws into the soil around the perimeter of the planter and use them to
support clear plastic wrap.
- Place the planter in sunny window that receives six to eight hours
of direct or filtered sunlight daily. The room temperature should be
between 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit for best germination success. You
can place the planters on a seed germination mat, on top of a radiator
or near a vent to provide additional heat in cooler rooms. Water the
seeds daily to maintain an even level of moisture in the soil required
for seed germination.
- Water the seeds as needed to keep it moist to the touch, but not
wet. While consistent moisture aids germination, excessive moisture can
cause seeds and seedlings to rot before they get well established.
- Allow a few weeks for the pampas seeds to germinate and reveal
seedlings. If each of the five seeds germinate, leave all the plants in
place to grow as a single bunch.
- Transplant the pampas grass outdoors when plants reach a height of 3
to 4 inches. Plant the grass in holes twice the diameter of the original
container, or 8 inches in diameter, and the same height as the pots.
Space each plant 8 feet apart to allow the pampas to reach maturity.
Select a site with full to partial sunlight.
- Spread a 2- to 3-inch layer of shredded bark mulch around the pampas
grass clumps to aid in moisture retention and help prevent weeds. Do not
push the mulch directly against the stems.
- Water the plants regularly to keep the soil moist for the first
growing season. As plants mature, they should only require irrigation
once weekly or more often during hot, dry months.
- Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 7
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Purple
Growth Rate: Moderate
Fall Color: No
Soil Requirement: Well-drained
soils, pH 5.5 - 7.2
- Temperature: 72F
Average Germ Time: 14
- 21 days
Light Required: Yes
are very tiny seeds which should be mixed with finest sand or talcum
for an even sowing. Do not cover with compost, only press them in
Sowing Rate: 5
seeds per plant
seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 80
It is usually
carried out in a greenhouse, due to seasonal and climatic conditions less
affected, sowing is not affected by seasonal restrictions , often with
flowering may be required, with deep l0cm shallow basin, rich in humus
sandy loam is appropriate. After the basin filled with wood Calibrating
the soil surface compaction, soil irrigated after water wet, then it can
be planted. Sowing is not too dense, can be incorporated into the sand,
along with the seeds sown in the rear surface of the casing (to see the
seed for the degree), the surface of the cover glass pots, newspapers,
etc., in order to reduce the evaporation of water, usually after 5-7 days
germination, mulch can be opened. Watering immediately after planting,
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