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Old 11-01-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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Funny, but the truth is that a responsible gardener does not plant things which will escape and take over natural areas..which is what Pampas and Jubea grasses are doing in areas where they rapidly spread..and a responsible nursery will not sell things which will only cause problems..for everyone including the home owner..

Then again, there are still people who believe that there isn't anything wrong with Kudzu...or that "wonderful" bamboo which would take over neighborhoods if it got the chance.. perhaps these are the people who want that other grass legalized..
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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It depends where you live. Up here (zone 3-4), they're not very hardy.




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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.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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Depending where you live, there are several other ornamental grasses that are somewhat similar. There are other annual & perennial flowers, too, that can be used. Varieties will vary depending on where you live.


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Hahaha.........yikes! Thanks for the tips!


Any suggestions to replace that one? I'm looking to hide cable and electrical utility boxes in my front lawn.
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