- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 7 - 10
- Height: 80 inches
- Width: 48 inches
- Foliage Color: Green
- Flower Color: Mix
- 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 which should be mixed with 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
Pampas Grass Mix (Cortaderia selloana) - For a stately, tall ornamental grass that has a commanding presence, start Pampas Grass seeds, and enjoy its majestic beauty! This tall, ornamental grass is known for its silky, feathery plumes. Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass will bloom for a long time in late summer and fall. Before the blooms are completely spent, many people choose to cut and dry the plumes for indoor use. This seed mix contains seeds for both white and pink Pampas Grass.
Pampas Grass is one of the largest ornamental grasses, and it is important to place the plants where they will have ample space, and they prefer a position in full sun. Ornamental Pampas Grass does require good drainage especially during the fall and winter. Ornamental grass care includes cutting out the brown, dead foliage in the late winter. Or, the entire plant can be cut back to 2 feet from the ground. The grass blades are sharp, so care must be taken when pruning.
How To Grow 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 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.