Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing 8 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide. Flowers reach above the blades.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early fall
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:er-i-AN-thus rav-EN-nay
Plant type:Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing 8 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide. Flowers reach above the blades.
Foliage color:Gray-green
Blooms:Early fall
Flower color:White
Garden styleMediterranean
Design IdeasUse this hardy grass where it's too cold for true Pampas Grass. It is a stunning addition to the garden, either planted as a specimen or in a group for the larger garden. Plant in well draining soil, as excessive moisture or fertility will will stunt growth or cause the canes to fall over.
Companion PlantsAllow plenty of room around the Hardy Pampas Grass to showcase the lovely foliage and plumes. Plant with shorter foreground neighbors including other grasses and summer and fall blooming perennials like Aster, Anemone and Pincushion Flower.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.Pruning time: spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Part of the sugarcane family, it is native to North Africa and the Mediterranean in Southern Europe. .