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|Common name||Pink Pampas Grass|
|Germination||Do not cover the Cortaderia Selloana seeds with the germinating mix; press the seeds into the surface only. It may be helpful to mix the seed with a very fine sand to make it easier to sow. Water from the bottom so that the seed will not be washed away. Sow the Pampas seeds in flats, cover the flats with plastic to increase humidity and keep them at 70-74ø F. Maintain an even level of moisture. It is a good idea to start them in pots. The plants can be transplanted when they reach 3 in tall. If you start later than spring, you would need to keep the plant inside for the first winter to protect them from frost. Germination should occur in 10-20 days, but it may take longer. Be patient!
Note: If you desire a 2 - 3 foot clump, use 100 seeds in a 2 ft diameter area when planting. From seed, it will take 2 or 3 years to bloom, but your patience is richly repaid by long-lived garden performance!
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