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Old 10-27-2009, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
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You went through all of this and didn't use Roundup? It will take them down and make them gone forever... in a couple of minutes.

Why didn't I think of that? Heck, I use Roundup on everything else!
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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"Pompous " grass?
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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You went through all of this and didn't use Roundup? It will take them down and make them gone forever... in a couple of minutes.
AH...no not really. You'll need several applications, for a good long time. Pampas grass is like bermuda grass. Once you have one, it's a tough thing to kill. I think they look cool, but I'd never have one in my yard.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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I cut some from my neighbors yard and put it in a tall vase each year....looks so pretty ;-)
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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>>Miscanthus Cosmopolitan is nice.

Paper... that grass is really pretty. I too am fond of variegated foliage. I just wish I had a place for pretty grasses.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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>>Miscanthus Cosmopolitan is nice.

Paper... that grass is really pretty. I too am fond of variegated foliage. I just wish I had a place for pretty grasses.
It got much nicer as it grew this summer. I'm glad I got it. The plumes are over 6' tall this year. I hope it spreads. I'm tempted to divide it next spring to have more, but I may wait another year.

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Old 10-29-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yes, that's Pampas grass and if you ever plant one, you'll never get rid of it. I've got several the previous owner planted alongside the house and, while they're colorful, they're a royal pain in the butt.

You can cut 'em, dig 'em up, burn 'em...doesn't matter. They'll come right back. In the winter, they're a fire hazard because the leaves get brittle and dry. In the spring and summer, they'll cut your legs if you walk around them in shorts. The new leaves and stems die, but don't fall out unless you pull them out. That means the clump grows bigger each year and, if you decide to trim them back, you have to cut each leaf separately because they're so tough. Don't even think about cutting them down with a chainsaw unless you just WANT to pick strings out of the sprocket for an hour or two.
Around here (NC) the landscaping companies use chain saws on Pampas grass every year or two. They cut them back to about a foot high. They don't seem to have any issues with doing it other than hauling it all away.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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While attractive, be aware that this grass is also highly invasive in many areas..Here in CA., and in a few other states, it is banned from sale or being considered for potential restriction.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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While attractive, be aware that this grass is also highly invasive in many areas..Here in CA., and in a few other states, it is banned from sale or being considered for potential restriction.
I love this type of governmental arrogance. I'm waiting to see it arrested and placed in jail, while the other California "grass" goes free. Next we need a lawyer to claim discrimination and hate crimes against it.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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I love this type of governmental arrogance. I'm waiting to see it arrested and placed in jail, while the other California "grass" goes free. Next we need a lawyer to claim discrimination and hate crimes against it.
(smothering a giggle)
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