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No plumes pampas grass

Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

I wonder if any of you can tell me what I'm doing wrong, about 4 or 5 years ago I bought a pampas grass from the local garden centre, it had it's grass cut down to about 6-7 inches. when we got it home we planted it, It is in a sunny spot, it is planted in a veg bed that we were not using anymore.

I have not had any plumes in all the years that I have had it, can somebody tell me what I have done wrong for it not to create it's plumes and what i can do to fix it.

Thanks for any advice.xx


  • ZenjeffZenjeff Posts: 652

    Do you cut it back if so when also could be too much nitrogen in the soil feed with bonemeal foo phopheros to encourage plumes
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,729

    pampas grass has a hugely vigorous root system and is even used for soil stabilisation on slopes. Maybe it's producing its root system first.

  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Hi Zenjeff, I have only cut it back twice since I have had it, just to see if that would help, but nothing I will try feeding it with bonemeal and see how it goes, hopefully that will work.

    Hostafan1, I thought it would have produced enough roots by now seeing that i have had it 4 to 5 years, maybe your right, Hopefully I will get some soon.

    Thank you both for your help.xx

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