Pampas Design | All About Pampas Grass


If you’ve been on Instagram on Pinterest lately, the dried, colorful reeds placed in aesthetic vases might’ve crossed your eye. In case you don’t know what it is, we are here to tell you all about it. 

Pampas Grass 

Surprisingly, these reed-like-structures are actually grass called “Pampas Grass”. 

Let’s dive into the details and find all about this peculiar grass.

Place Of Origin

Usually seen in the Southern parts of America, Pampas Grass grows in damp places, and thus has made its home in the wet environment of Brazil and Argentina. 

It can also be found in places outside America like New Zealand and South Africa, usually seen as invasive species. 

However, Pampas Grass cannot survive in extremely cold climates. 

Types of Pampas

Growing up to 8-12 feet, the Pampas Plant has around 24 species, with four most common types. 

Following are the common types:

  • Andes silver, exhibiting white plumes
  • Gold band, with green and gold leaves
  • Silver comet, with white-striped leaves
  • Purple pampas grass, featuring purple plumes

While the grass doesn’t thrive well in cold climates, the Purple Pampas grass is able to withstand cold the best out of all 4. 

Pampas Grass and Safety

This unique grass, rightly called the King of Ornamental Grasses, is great for décor, but doesn’t bode well for humans, animals, and even the land. 

While some species of the grass are poisonous, others have sharp leaves, that could potentially hurt animals trying to seek shelter. 

In addition, Pampas grass spreads out extensively, thus disrupting grazing lands. 


Pampas Grass may not be one to lay your garden with, but it certainly makes for some of the best interior décor ideas. 

If you’re looking to get your hands on some of the best ornaments, head over to Pampas Design.

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