Pampas grass is a grass that is used for any garden or landscape. It is also known as the Cortaderia Selloana or the Uruguayan Pampas Grass. It is part of the Poaceae family and of the genus Cortaderia.
The pampas grass can reach a tall height of three meters. They have relatively long and evergreen leaves that can range from one to two meters in length and one centimeter in width. You can also look for 'pampas grass dried' (also known as 'pampasgras gedroogd' in the Dutch language) online.
The good thing about pampas grass is that they can easily adapt to their environments and they are not very choosy of the climate and temperature.
They are also able to proliferate easily. Each pampas grass is capable of bearing over a million seeds during its plant life. However, this characteristic can also make the pampas grass very much disfavored like in areas of Hawaii and California.
These are even banned in New Zealand. There, people are prohibited from selling and planting pampas grass.
Uses of the Pampas Grass
The pampas grass, being of South American origin, was only introduced to North America and Europe. There it became useful as an ornamental grass.
The flowers of the pampas grass are also feathery enough. These can make very beautiful displays and lovely details to a flower arrangement when dried out.
To a certain extent, these grasses can also be used to feed the animals grazed.
Some of the varieties of the pampas grass are the albolineata, a small type that grows up to a maximum of two meters only, and the Sunningdale silver, a favorite among many for its colors.