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Thanks to the forum member who notified me of illegal product - Cortaderia Selloana

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I dont normally like getting community watch emails. However in this case, it was very welcomed. Received a notification advising me that "Cortaderia Selloana" - Pampas Grass, that I had listed for sale was illegal to import and sell.I have been growing pampas in my garden for years :sad:. Added to the community watch email, the user kindly put a link to a website which showed the said banned product. Needless to say, the said seeds were destroyed.

 

A big thank you to the forum member who notified me! :cool:

 

Thanks

 

Grant

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kebs

Curious - why would they be illegal?

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Seeds for Africa

They are regarded as an invader! Essentially a noxious weed!

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wayjen

jeez, that name brought back memories. I knew I had heard that name before from my youth so I google searched it and by golly we also had that in our garden as kids.

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Seeds for Africa

Well, I'm from Zimbabwe so not much control over such things. I had the normal pampas. I saw a Pink Pampas, which looked great so imported some only to find out that it was illegal :sad: Check out the pink - it is stunning!

 

Pink Pampas

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wayjen

we had the white variety in our garden. I am trying to remember if we would cut ourselves on the bottom section of the plant.

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Seeds for Africa

Yes. Thats the very one. It is rather sharp when you try and pull it out easy to cut yourself on it!

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wayjen

Thanks for the memories the Grant.

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