I started some from seed and have a fairly big patch which has so far ignored any frosts, the catalogues say good to zone 7, am I crazy to expect it to survive the winter?M
Yup. you're marginal at best.
Hey Don, nice to hear from you again.....I had major canna disaster...am giving up on them...solstice dancing didn't do anything other than catch me a cold! M
Mora .. I grew it a few years ago and planted them close to the foundation of my home. Some of it did come back up but I mulched it heavely .. this year nothing .. then again I even lost my hardy ornamental grasses. Im not sure if growing it in large bell pots and then over wintering in a garage might work .. but grasses dont normally like to be disturbed in the fall. But it might be worth a try .. even if you take a few plugs from your existing plant they might continue on indoors.
I'm trying the white pampass grass - apparently it's hardier.
Let's see how we do and compare notes in the spring.
Well I have seen the white return here on the south shore year after year, so yours should be safe Tiffy, Laura I have this patch in my most protected area,by the house and south facing ,well we will see! M
Does anyone have extra pampas grass to spare me? I have sove some custard apples and soursops for trade .They were imported from belize
Dainagail, Hi there all the way from LA! Unfortunatly Canadians cannot send seeds accross the border, try posting on the winter sowing seed exchange,good luck! M
hello....I planted pink pampas grass last spring. it came back and it is doing well right now. does anyone know if it self seeds? I swear I see some clumps of it elsewhere in my yard...
Most perennial grasses would reseed so you probably do have babies all over the place.
ianna.....thank you! can I dig them up and pot them? will they grow? I potted two up yesterday. don't want to try anymore unless you can tell me they transplant well...