Cortaderia selloana Tiny Pampa, a genuine dwarf pampas grass. lets just call it Tiny Pampa.
I planted these in pots under our front windows. Although they look magnificent, things didn’t work out quite as I expected.
Flowering period is said to be late Summer, I also decided to have pot Chrysanthemums alongside the pampas.
Well here in the East coast of Fife our Tiny Pampa waited until early October before blooming and the Chrysanthemums were still not fully open in November 1st.
About Cortaderia selloana Tiny Pampa
Well, I suppose it doesn’t take a genius to work out why our Pampas and Chrysanthemums were so late in blooming. However, the North and South difference is not usually so pronounced.
Tiny Pampa is the first genuine Dwarf Pampas grass and was discovered in 2012 by the Dutch growers Marcel de Pater and David Bakhuijzen. It was a sport of Pumilla which at the time was the shortest Pampas grass, reaching a heighr or 120cm/4ft. This is my post on Pumilla.
Fully hardy perennial
Plant your pampas grass in a sunny spot in the border, will tolerate light shade, also does well in pots
A good quality compost for containers, ensuring good drainage.
In late Winter or early Spring, before new growth starts to appear, cut back the old plumes and leaves to ground level.
Feeding – It’s not really necessary to feed pampas grass planted in the ground, pot grown specimens will benefit from a liquid feed in early Spring, I am a great believer in Richard Jacksons Flower Power.
Propagation – In Spring lift your plant and divide using your spade or a couple of forks back to back and prise apart. If the plant has been in the ground for more than five years, call in reinforcement
Well documented as flowering in late Summer, make that October if you live in Fife.(Or is it just me)
My new Juwel Rio 240 litre
Most of my spare time is taken up with gardening and tropical fish keeping
Spare time, what am I talking about, I am an old codger, my whole life is made up of spare time.
Below is my largest tank yet, its 4ft wide and holds about 52 UK gallons.
The first picture isn’t so very clear, I think my camera struggled with the brightness of the tank lighting. Well, that’s my excuse.