The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your own Pompas Grass from seeds!
Hardy Pampas Grass, or Ravenna Grass, makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy white plumes form in mid-summer over green foliage. In autumn, leaves turn to bronze then red, adding a layer of color and visual interest. Plant can reach up to 12 feet tall, perfect for creating living fences or adding privacy to the landscape. This cold-hardy, quick-growing grass can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion.
How to Grow Pompas Grass Seeds!
# 1 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.
# 2 | 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.
# 3 | 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.
#4 | Keep the ornamental grass seeds moist, and throughout the first growing season, water the grass with regularity.
#5 | In subsequent years, Pampas grass will be drought tolerant. Typically, plumes will not form until the plant is 2 - 3 years of age.