Pink Pampas Grass

mora(6)November 23, 2005

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

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don_brown(Zone 6A NS)

Yup. you're marginal at best.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 12:05PM
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mora(6)

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

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 5:49PM
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peatpod(Z5b Ontario)

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.

Laura

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 2:18PM
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tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)

Mora,
I'm trying the white pampass grass - apparently it's hardier.

Let's see how we do and compare notes in the spring.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 7:29PM
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mora(6)

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

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 7:50PM
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dainagail(10, LA)

Does anyone have extra pampas grass to spare me? I have sove some custard apples and soursops for trade .They were imported from belize

    Bookmark   July 22, 2006 at 4:41PM
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mora(6)

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

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 10:17PM
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casagrande(7)

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...

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 2:14PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Most perennial grasses would reseed so you probably do have babies all over the place.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 12:53PM
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casagrande(7)

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...

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 1:29PM
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