Pampas Grass
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pampas grass

jl823 added on January 11, 2017 | Answered

I planted one plant 2 years ago and my thought was to grow approx. 4/5 ft tall. It grew more than 8 ft. tall; I trimmed to approx. 3 ft. tall. I don't want to do that again. Can you trim while growing or will it disturb the normal flowering growth? Jerry Sealy.

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Alisma
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Answered on January 11, 2017

You can trim your pampas grass at any time and it won't hurt the plant- any grass can be cut down by about 1/3 of its height at any time during its growing season. However, it won't flower if you cut it before flowering. You'll have to choose which is more important to you- the flower plumes or having a more manageable height.

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