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by seep77 on August 31, 2006 07:32 AM
I have a question about pompas grass. It is used all throughout the medians in our city and the plumes are quite beautiful right now. My question is this: In the middle of the plant are long tall plumes which look brown and brittle (not soft and white). My husband says those haven't bloomed yet but I think they are dead and just weren't pruned from last season. Who is right?
by alankhart on August 31, 2006 07:37 AM
The old blooms turn brown, so you are right. The new blooms are more white and fluffy. It's usually best to cut off the old blooms.

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by plantqueen on September 01, 2006 05:06 AM
I have a large section of pompas grass in my yard and in the spring I cut it all down to as low as the ground as I can. The first time I did this I was scared to do it, but it all came back. I love pompas grass. Mine is absolutely beautiful right now. In the fall, I cut some of the blooms off and use them in fall arrangements.

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by seep77 on September 01, 2006 12:55 PM
thank you both for your info.

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