Pampas grass is one of the longest lasting dried plants and if properly maintained can last 3 years or more! A nice alternative to cut flowers!
The pampas grass we sell is the Selloana variety, most commonly found along the coast of California and in coastal ranges. This can grow over 8 feet in the right location. The pampas grass you find in your back yard in Minnesota is Pumila or better known as Dwarf Pampas Grass. This is similar in color and texture but can only grow as high as 5 feet.
Pampas grass used for decoration is harvested while still the stems still have moisture and dried in direct sunlight. When it gets to you the plumes are creamy white and feathery!
Proper care for pampas grass:
- We always recommend you open the box outside! Before bringing your pampas wreath into your home, give it a shake — allowing excess plume shedding to occur.
- Generously mist with high-hold hairspray to ensure the plumes stay put and helps to keep shedding at bay! Although Pampas Grass is dried and generally low maintenance, it sheds like crazy when not properly conditioned. A reasonable amount of shedding will occur throughout use.
- Do not place them in water when you put them in your vase. Don’t move them! Try to touch and move your pampas as little as possible. Once shedding occurs, you cannot stop it. You can re-spray every 6 months if shedding is severe.