Pampas grass is an introduced grass that readily becomes weedy.
Identify the problem
Pampas grass is a very large clumping grass with long feathery seed heads that looks similar to the native Toitoi. Dead leaf bases spiral like wood shavings. Erect, fluffy, white-pinkish seed heads are produced from summer to autumn which fade to a dirty cream as seed forms.
Cut and Swab
- Cut back the plant leaving approximately 10-20 cm at the bottom close to the roots.
- Immediately paint Weed Weapon Invade Gel on the cut surfaces surfaces of the leaves and onto the cut ends. It is systemic so it will kill down to the roots and is inactivated in the soil and will not affect neighbouring plants.
- Death of pampas can take up to 14 days.
Did You Know
- Pampas grass is Cortaderia selloana