Grass I.D.

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Grass I.D.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:28 am

I have noticed lots of tall almost bamboo looking grass growing/ thriving especially in winter time around here. It almost looks like a giant white feather duster!!, the only other grass i have is zebra so not really up on these, any one put a name on it & price/availability?. karl.


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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by miketropic » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:51 am

are you talking about pompus grass. extremly tall with a big white feathy top on it? somtimes there seen in pink as well. look up pompus grass photos and see if thats it. we have them over here as well I acuall have some seed for them I will sow in the spring.
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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:48 am

Bull rushes? Photo required methinks.


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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by flounder » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:40 pm

Pompus grass :lol: Love it Mike!
I'd say Pampas, cortaderia. Thats showing the plumes about now
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Re read the post. Not Pampas, not quite bamboo like. How about Arundo?
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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by miketropic » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:16 pm

flounder wrote:Pompus grass :lol: Love it Mike!
I'd say Pampas, cortaderia. Thats showing the plumes about now
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Re read the post. Not Pampas, not quite bamboo like. How about Arundo?

hey it was 3 am here I had a long day forgive me :lol:
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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:48 pm

I'm sure its pampus grass, anyone on here grow it?, what times of year can it be planted?. thanks karl.


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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by miketropic » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:16 pm

Ive grown it over here but I have always had a starter plant. this is the first time I got seed since I moved and didn't want to try and take it with me. I'll be here awhile so I fugred I would start over. I know it gets alot hotter over here but I have seen the plums as tall as 20 ft. and the clump about 5 ft wide ( at our local greenhouse ). I have only had the white kind but I know there is a pink kind as well. It overwinters here with just cutting it back to ground level after frost.

I would read up on the "urban legends" of this grass in the UK..very funny to me being from the states. you guys are a bit wild over there :lol:
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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by flounder » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:34 pm

miketropic wrote:I would read up on the "urban legends" of this grass in the UK..very funny to me being from the states. you guys are a bit wild over there
Don't believe all you read Mike :lol:
Pampas was the 'in' plant in the 70's and 80's around this way, I don't think people realise just how big it can get
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Re: Grass I.D.

Post by Delboy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:56 pm

When I moved in here there was a huge pampass grass, about 7' high and 6' wide.
I had to attack it with a spade it was so big, it had been here years.

It died later that year in THAT winter, but we had -21. Saying that others round here survived, So it was probably a combination of me hacking at it and then the cold that was too much.

I'd have another but don't really have the space.
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