What is the best location for Pampas grass?
The most common natural setting for Pampas grass is arid areas, but it does grow there along riverbanks. It therefore also grows well in our climate of the Netherlands. Plant this grass in well-draining nutrition rich soil, preferably in a sunny spot. In prolonged periods of drought, this grass does need extra water!
Can I prune Pampas grass?
It is best to remove any of its old leaves in early spring, cut them down to 30 cm. Be careful of its sharp leaf edges and wear good quality gardening gloves when pruning!
Needs protection, especially when still young
Damp but well draining soil
Can grow up to 3 metres high but its leaves will then start to bend
Evergreen or deciduous:
Prune back in early spring and remove its old leaves
Use low-nitrogen fertilizer
Silver-grey and ink ornate plumes
August – October
Suitable grass for planting next ot water/ponds. Do not forget to give it extra water during prolonged periods of drought.