Cortaderia selloana, the Pampas Grass
Cortaderia selloana or Pampas Grass belong to a genus of about 25 grasses native to South America especially Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The most popular and commercially grown species is Cortaderia selloana which is commonly known as Pampas Grass. The plant is used in dried flower arrangements or an ornamental grass in landscapes.
Cortaderia selloana (Buy seeds online) spreads over 3 meters with feathery plumes reaching 4 meters or more in summer. The plumes are silver white, cream or dusk pink and attract birds that use these soft plumes to lines their nests.
How to Grow Pampas Grass
Pampas Grass is quite hardy and easy to grow. It can be propagated from seeds sown in spring under bright light and temperature not exceeding 22° C. Young seedlings should be water from below. Once young plants are established, they can be transplanted in the ground where they should be grown in a rich soil. Cortaderia selloana prefers good sunlight and regular watering.