What you need to know about your Prairie Pampas

What you need to know about your Prairie Pampas

This soft, yet sculptural grass is a natural, low maintenance element to add to your home decor. The texture and dimension of pampas grass brings warmth to your home and is neutral enough work with decor that is boho, modern, rustic or industrial. There is something about the the timeless style of pampas that adapts to the space it is put in.

So what is this popular grass all about? We've compiled some of our favourite facts about pampas below!

The Origins of Pampas Grass

Pampas grass, scientifically known as Cortaderia Selloana is native to South America. The name pampas came from a Quechua word meaning 'plain', to describe the lowland region in South America that spans over 1.2 million square kilometres. 

Fun Facts About Pampas

These hearty plants can grow up to 10 feet tall and are actually considered an invasive species in many areas. For this reason, it has actually been banned in parts of the world and is illegal to sell in certain regions of Australia and other countries.

The pampas plant grows sharp, serrated edges on its leaves (Don't worry, these leaves have been removed from your Prairie Pampas prior to buying it!)

There are approximately 25 species of Cortaderia Selloana – that's why you see such a variance in pampas sizes, textures and colours. 

Pampas Grass as Decor

Pampas grass is a huge home decor trend that has taken the design world by storm recently. You've probably seen it all over social media and we are starting to see it on the sets of many videos lately too!

Pampas has a gorgeous neutral and bohemian vibe. It has a simplistic way of offering a statement to any room. We've seen pampas add beauty to nightstands, coffee tables, foyers, desks, bathrooms and more! 

Celebrities like Mandy Moore have had their weddings graced with the beauty of Pampas Grass! We are seeing a huge surge in popularity of pampas being used in event decor, and it is a trend we are all about!

Did you know? Even Benjamin Moore has a neutral paint color named specifically after the popular plant.

Wondering if pampas is right for your home? Send us a message and we can answer any questions you may have about how pampas grass can work in your space. 

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