A little history:
Originally coming from the "Pampas" region in Southern South America, Pampas grass, also known as Cortaderia selloana is the grass we have all come to know and love! It has since been planted all over the world (mostly for ornamental purposes) with over 25 species now known ranging in looks from Pink to white, purple and brown. It was very popular back in the 70's and has recently come back into the light and we are so glad!
Pampas grass is SO LOW MAINTENANCE. So if you are a plant killer, this is the one for you. Our pampas all come pre dried so there is no need for water, if anything keep water far away. Some varieties of pampas shed more than others, if you want to help minimize the shedding give it a light spray of strong hold hair spray and it should help, however, ideally avoiding hairspray is better since dust likes to stick to the stickyness of it so to further avoid shedding keep pampas grass in a low traffic area and it should be just fine. To remove dust gently shake upside-down outside.
The seasons vary depending on the region it comes from. Most commonly pampas is harvested August to November. This can make it tricky to find pampas at different times of the year, especially if you are planning a spring or early summer wedding for example. Start planning ahead if you are hoping to have the fluffy stuff for your event.
Years! Most sources will state dried pampas grass lasts 3 years but we've had it last longer.
Pampas grass can grow to 13 Feet!
Pampas grass is considered an invasive species in some areas.
The leaves of pampas grass plant can have sharp blades (these are cut off in our pampas, no need to worry).
Purchasing pampas grass:
When purchasing your pampas grass, consider what look you are wanting, where you will put it and what type of vase you will be putting it in. Some varieties have smaller plumes and longer stems, others can have larger plumes and smaller stems, different colors, textures and even differences in shedding. If your vase is shorter, the stems can be easily cut to the length you need with pruning shears.
We sell pampas grass local here in the greater Vancouver and lower mainland area. We can also ship pampas grass across Canada and the USA for all your pampas grass needs!