Pampas grass information and tips. New neighbor removing 10 to 11 year old Pampas grass on their new property. Pampas grass originated in Argentina.

Using switchgrass to benefit your landscape | Today's Home - THV 11

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There are so many different varieties of grasses on the market so where do you start?

Chris H. Olsen’s number one favorites is called Switchgrass. Now there is the Blue Switchgrass which has a nice silver/blue color to its foliage.

What Chris loves about this is that it’s kind of a compact type of grass it grows straight up so it doesn’t grow all...


  1. Pampas grass enjoys areas with full sun but will tolerate partial shade. It also tolerates a wide range of soil types but prefers moist, well-draining soil.Another plus side to growing pampas grass is its tolerance of drought, wind, and salt sprays—which is why you commonly see the plant along coastal regions.
  2. Cortaderia selloana, commonly known as pampas grass, is a flowering plant native to southern South America, including the Pampas region after which it is named. There are around 25 species in the genus Cortaderia.. It is a tall grass, growing in dense tussocks that can reach a height of 3 m (10 ft). The leaves are long and slender, 1–2 m (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in) long, and 1 cm (3 ⁄ 8 in ...
  3. How to Grow Pampas Grass. Pampas grass has made its way onto the invasive weed list in California and Texas, and been completely banned in New Zealand and Hawaii due to its ability to thrive and take over an area. However, many people in...
  4. Frequent wildfires ensure that only small plants such as grasses flourish, and trees are less common. [citation needed] The dominant vegetation types are grassy prairie and grass steppe in which numerous species of the grass genus Stipa are particularly conspicuous."Pampas grass" (Cortaderia selloana) is an iconic species of the Pampas.Vegetation typically includes perennial grasses and herbs.
  5. Pampas, a native to South America is a large clump of grass and is perennial in nature. It is widely used in landscaping designs with a lot of care and thought, as it can be invasive. Through this article, know all about this beautiful grass and most importantly, about its maintenance.
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With the sun nearing it's final hour I caught this translucent plume of winter finery.
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Cortaderia selloana, commonly known as pampas grass. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kathleen Phillips)
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