Meet Pampas Grass, the Fluffy Weed Taking Home Design by Storm
Tall and tough, feathery and fluffy, pampas grass has it all. But don't let its reputation deceive you (sorry Grumpy), these days, this ornamental grass is an up-and-coming rock star.
Considered an invasive weed by many, long relegated to overgrown suburban front lawns, today, pampas grass is experiencing a renaissance. Beloved for its rustic, bohemian vibe, this perennial has been promoted from outdoors to indoors. A quick search of the #pampasgrass hashtag on Instagram uncovers a miniature pampas grass fan club. It's become the ultimate accent, and its popping up on mantles, kitchen tables, and even in weddings! So if you haven't seen it yet, get ready, because it's about to blow up.
In a recent interview with Today, interior designer Tyler Wisler said it's a great accent piece because of its texture. "It's both fluffy and visually textural, soft but architectural. It checks a lot of boxes with one stalk of grass. You get a lot of bang for your buck."
It also comes in an array of colors. The neutral shades, which work in almost any environment, as well as fun colors like pink and purple that will make a bold statement. And the best part? Unlike fresh flowers, pampas grass will never dry out and need to be replaced.
If you don't have some growing outside, Wisler said his go-to pampas grass supplier is Etsy.
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Finally, in terms of decorating tips, Wisler told Today that it's important to keep it simple. "Stick to one color and put three stems or five stems in a vase," he said. Don't worry about adding too many bells and whistles. "It can stand on its own," he added.