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Help wth White Pampas Grass

Posted by Stonato z6a - Toronto (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 2, 05 at 1:43

I wanted to grow some of this between me and my neighbor for privacy. I understand it can get quite tall. I got a hold of some last Sept and decided to direct sow. Does anyone think it would have made it through the winter (z6a)? I have some more and was thinking to wintersow it. I understand you can then just place the whole loaf of seedlings in the preferred spot.

I appreciate any help!

Stonato~


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RE: Help wth White Pampas Grass

oh and one more thing...I just heard that the leaves on this grass are 'razor sharp'. Actually had a big bold warning on Floridata.com. I have young kids...should I avoid this grass?

Stonato~


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RE: Help wth White Pampas Grass

Although this grass is apparently more hardy than the references would indicate, I'd be skeptical about growing it from direct-sown seed in what would be considered a less than ideal climate. And should you get successful germination, you might want to consider winter protection. And yes, the blades have very sharp edges - it is not a very people-friendly plant - and it should be sited well away from walkways and high traffic areas.


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