Dwarf Lavender Pampas Grass - A stunning burst of purple on top of green shoots.  Very easy to care for and keep - 50 Seeds

Dwarf Lavender Pampas Grass - A stunning burst of purple on top of green shoots. Very easy to care for and keep - 50 Seeds

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Dwarf Lavender Pampas Grass - 50 Seeds
Cortaderia selloana.
False River Rush, Bank Grass, Uruguayan Pampas Grass, Brazillian Pampas Grass
Short Description: Dwarf Lavender Pampas Grass Seeds. This is the plant for you if you do not wish to wait for trees or shrubbery to grow into place. The plumes will be a nice bright Lavender color, not to deep, and very bright in the summer sun.
Details: Dwarf Pampas grass is a medium perennial grass native to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Its common name is in obvious reference to the Argentine grasslands (the pampas) where it grows.It grows in large clumps eight to ten or more, feet high, bearing in late summer silvery-white, purple, reddish, bluish, or pinkish silken plumes which rise to a height of 3 to 6 to 8 feet (Occasionally to 10), with proper care and fertilization. The plume-like inflorescence differs between male and female plants. Female plants produce plumes that are broad and full due to silky hairs covering the tiny flowers. Male plumes appear narrow and thin because of the absence of hair on the flowers. Dwarf Pampas grass can be a very attractive and functional plant when used correctly in the landscape. It can be used as a specimen plant in isolated locations on large lawns. Because it grows very rapidly, Pampas grass is an excellent addition to any landscaping project. The plant will look great the first year, and in another 1 to 2 years it will become established enough for division, allowing it to be divided and used elsewhere in your landscape.
USDA Zones: 3b to 10b.
Diameter: Grower dependent.
Height: Between 3 and 6 - 8 feet (Maybe cut back further to enhance dwarf appearance)..
Spacing: Grower Dependent.
Texture: Flower heads are fine and wispy, and leaves are willowy and follow the wind.
Form: Open and airy, clustered in container plantings.
Sun: Full Sun to partial shade.
Water: Water as needed, suppport during drought, do not over water. (May be used in xeriscaping projects).
Flower Color: Lavender.
Flower Period: Mid-Spring to Late Summer/Early Fall.
Flowers: Lavender Plumes - From 1.5 to 3 feet in length.
Foliage: Reed-like leaves, long and curved; edges may be sharp and pose minimal danger.
Foliage Color: Green during the season, turning Brown in late Fall.
Fruit: Small seeds in plume.
Fruit Color: N/A.
Fruit Cones: N/A.
Germination: Start sown on surface and covered by light covering of growing medium. Water as needed. If planting in container, must be divided prior to planting in permanent location.
Growth Habit: Perennial.
Ecological Value: Provides cover, food source, and shelter for water fowl, ground animals and fish.
Native range: South America, Central America, and Southern United States.
Home Uses: Art and Crafts.
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.2.
Soil Type: Most soils, works well on banks, estuaries, and other water locations. If soil is compact, loosen and amend properly prior to sowing/seeding.
Maintenance: Low, may be trimmed or clear cut at end of season, or prior to next season.
Seed Starting/Drirect Sowing: There are two prefered method for starting Dwarf Pampas Grass, either in a seed starting tray, or by direct sowing/seeding. Both method have high success rates due to the seeds high germination rate. The first method is: Using a seed starting tray, fill with a pre-moistened seed starting medium that drains well and place the Dwarf Pampas Grass seeds on top of the soil and gently press the seeds in. Keep the Dwarf Pampas Grass seeds moist until germination occurs. The tender Dwarf Pampas Grass plants will need to be re-potted into larger pots as they grow. The scond method is:Start the Dwarf Pampas Grass seeds directly outside in the very early spring, after danger of frost has passed. Or, sow/seed directly before first deep freeze. Prepare a seedbed, and press the seeds into the soil that has been worked with compost or other amended medium. Keep the Dwarf Pampas Grass seeds moist and covered with a thin layer of straw, clippings, or other material to keep wildlife and wind from disturbing the seed set. Water the Dwarf Pampas grass regulariy, however, do not overwater..
Pests: None in general, however, localized pests may be present in some locations/situation.
Tolerate: Drought, Black Walnut, & air pollution.
Warnings: Plant has long leaves that pose a slight hazard due to sharp edges.
Synonyms: Cortaderia argentea, Cortaderia dioica, Arundo selloana, Gynerium argenteum.

Materials: Dwarf Lavender Pampas Grass Seeds