With its tall, feathery pink plumes, pink pampas grass, (Cortaderia selloana), provides a touch of the exotic to the landscape. Once established, pink pampas grass is a drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plant. Pink pampas grass, an ornamental grass, is especially beneficial when planted where nothing else seems to grow, as pampas grass will thrive in nearly any soil type, including damp clay and dry sand.
Plant pink pampas grass where the plant will be exposed to direct sunlight for a minimum of a six hours a day.
Water pink pampas grass occasionally during extended hot, dry weather. Otherwise, pampas grass is drought-tolerant and requires no irrigation.
Prune pink pampas grass down to the ground in late winter before new growth emerges. Use hedge pruners, power pruners or a chain saw.
Fertilize pink pampas grass after the spring pruning, using an all-purpose, balanced granular fertilizer. Read the package label for specific rates of application.