Pampas Grass

Think neutral, tall and fluffy grass in vases, at weddings and in a large floor vase in your home. Dried Pampas Grass is a huge trend at the moment and we don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. What is considered a noxious weed to some is considered a luxury statement piece that is a must have in home’s to others. 

If you are wanting to know where to buy pampas grass, how to decorate with it, how to look after it, then keep reading our guide to pampas grass decor. We will also share some of our tips and tricks on how to incorporate pampas grass into your own dried flower arrangements. 

Most people would be quite familiar with the tall, fluffy, neutral looking stems by now. Sometimes in creamy white or a natural blush pink variety (you can also get dyed pampas grass too). Pampas grass, also known as Cortaderia to plant experts is a very attractive grass part of the Poaceae grass family. Dried pampas grass has become an increasingly popular ornamental grass as it is a highly sought after statement piece in hundreds of homes, not only throughout Australia but across the world. 

Planting Pampas Grass - How fast does pampas grass grow?

If you are planning to grow pampas grass, there are a few things to be aware of. It requires a lot of space as it grows rapidly and can be upwards of 6m tall. Pampas grass is fully grown within 2-4 years and can last for up to 15 years. It sprouts during spring and produces bulbs within only its first year of being planted. It is considered invasive and a ‘noxious weed’ in some parts of the state so check the legalities for your state. In America, in particularly California and Hawaii, pampas grass is known as an invasive plant because it self-seeds and spreads to then form dense colonies.

The pampas grass season is at its prime from March to May but when purchasing dried pampas grass, it is usually available all year round. 

Is pampas grass illegal?

Not exactly. Pampas grass is illegal only in certain parts of Australia such as specific regions of NSW including Greater Sydney, South East and the North East Coast regions. This is due to over 100,000 seeds in its flowering heads that can spread up to 25kms from light winds. However, in Victoria pampas grass is legal to grow and sell. No one has specified if dried pampas grass is illegal as it is not the same as the fresh grass. If pampas grass is illegal in your state, there are many businesses selling artificial pampas grass that look rather similar to the real thing. 

Where to buy Pampas Grass

Available on Gumtree, in local florists, markets and here at Milla Rose. Pampas grass is very readily available not only here in Melbourne but throughout Australia. Keep an eye out for the best pampas grass as some can look rather sad and matted. Milla Rose only sources high quality, dried pampas grass in Melbourne that is tall and fluffy. If you are after bulk pampas grass, get in touch with us for a custom quote.

How to Dry Pampas Grass

Cut 5 pampas grass stems using a sharp knife or floral scissors. Strip the end of the stems for any excess foliage. Bunch the stems together and tie with string or a rubber band then hang upside down to dry in a cool, dry place for 3-4 weeks. 

Caring for your pampas grass is simple. Spray each flowering head lightly with hairspray, avoid touching and moving them too much, and keep them away from moisture and direct sunlight.

Pampas Grass Decor

Displaying pampas grass in a vase or leaning up against a wall in your home is very popular. The bold grass will sure make a statement in your home. We are constantly making dried pampas grass arrangements and they are one of our best sellers. The tall, fluffy grass is a highly sought after decor piece in most homes. 

We are planning a pampas grass wedding later this year where the aisles will be filled with the fluffy, luxurious stems. If you are unsure of where to buy pampas grass for a wedding, get in touch with us as we can source beautiful, fluffy stems for your wedding at an affordable price.

We would love to see our dried pampas grass styled and on display in your home or even at your wedding! In the meantime, you can find us scrolling through Pinterest and pinning the most dreamy, pampas grass wedding.