Pampas Grass

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  1. gardeningguy

    gardeningguy Seedling

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    Hi there
    Anyone have any success growing a tall, showy pampas grass in zone 5b-6? If not....is there a similar tall and showy grass that is zone 5 tolerant????
    Please let me know about it....thanks
    Take care
    GG ;)
     
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  3. Droopy

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    I've tried the Pampas grass, but didn't keep it, and I'm equivalent to zone 7b or 8 I think. I'm also looking for a replacement since I like tall, showy grasses.
     
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    I do have Giant Chinese Silver Grass which got to 8ft this season and it is only 2yrs old.

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    I'm in zone 4, we have pampas grass growing here. But when I look in catalogs, it says zones 7-10. I guess the cultavated type isn't as hardy as the wild. Of course, the same is true of blueberry bushes.
    There is a dwarf pampas grass for sale that is hardy in zone 5. (dwarf as in it grows to 4 or 5 feet) If that is tall enough for your needs, look for Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
    Otherwise in the 5 to 6 foot range (zones 5-9) is Karl Foerster Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'). I think that is pretty.
     



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    What a lovely garden and looks like a nice dog. Thanks for sharing the picture.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What's the name of your rather attractive black companion gardeningguy? The perfect pose in a beautiful garden. :-D
     
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    I'd love to see more of that dog, AND the borders too. :D They look delightful. Thanks for the grass info, I've never found that kind of grass in the nurseries here. Wonder why?
     
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    Her name is Trixie and she turned 9 July 1st....

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    Wonderful show, thank you for posting! :D Was that you by the waterfall? And the little princess by the water is your daughter I presume. The bird photos were lovely, I especially liked the bald eagle ones. The terns are one of my favourite sea birds, they're so elegant.
     
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    Yes...that was me and "my girl" by the waterfall. It is 5 minutes from my house.
    I have 250 acres here and waterfront on the ocean.
    Thank you for your kind comments
    Take care
    GG ;)
     
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    She looks so at home in your garden. ;)
     
  13. Valerie

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    BAD GUY BAD GUY

    BB you already know we're jealous of your camera. Since we don't have anything scenic like that here. If you find some I want some pink Pampas grass Thanks Dude
     
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    Hi
    Thanks for the kind comments
    What zone are you in.....??
     
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    We are on the edge of Zones 6 and 7 and Pampas Grass is not always hardy here. It will do nicely for a few years and then a bad (or regular) winter will come along and kill it completely.
     
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    Well I planted my pink pampas grasses this year and they're flowering the first year in and it should be the second but I have more of a delight with the showing, they're coming out pink and cream.

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