• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates mild drought, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing 8 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide. Flowers reach above the blades.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Early fall, persisting through winter.
  • Detail
    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, persisting through winter.
    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
    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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates mild drought, once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Part of the sugarcane family, it is native to North Africa and the Mediterranean in Southern Europe. .