What is Pampas Grass?
Pampas Grass is a tall reedlike grass that has a large feather-like plume, native to southern South America. It is cultivated as an ornamental in warm parts of the world and now has over 25 species-- ranging in colours from pink, white, purple and brown. These incredible natural grasses have become a massive trend in home decor and (especially) weddings.
Our pampas grass comes pre-dried so there is no need for water (in fact, keep them away from moisture). Some varieties of pampas shed more than others. If you want to help minimize shedding, give it a light spray of strong hold hair spray. To further avoid shedding keep pampas grass in a low traffic area.
Your pampas grass should typically last 2-3 years, and you can extend the vase life with regular dusting. Every 6 months or so, simply take your pampas bundle outside and give it a little shake to get the dust off! Feel free to give it a light mist of hairspray before putting it back in the vase.
The seasons vary depending on region, but most pampas is harvested August to November. This can make it difficult to find pampas as different times of the year, especially if you are planning a spring or early summer wedding. If you want to order for a future event, don't hesitate to make your order early, as there may not be stock at exactly the time of your event.
Before bringing pampas grass into your home, give each reed a good shake — allowing excess plume shedding to occur.
2. Use a pair of garden shears to trim the stems to the desired height for your vase or arrangement.
3. Arrange pampas grass reeds in your vase, delicately styling the plume until you’ve achieved the desired effect.
4. Once you’ve styled each plume to perfection, grab a high-hold hairspray and give them a generous misting. This will ensure the strands stay put and helps to keep shedding at bay!