Hardy Pampas Grass
Hardy Pampas Grass
Erianthus ravennaeItem #2805 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
One of the loveliest ornamental grasses, superb as accent, screen or architectural specimen. Long, showy, silvery white silky plumes have gorgeous autumn coloring. Foliage has a clumping habit.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:er-i-AN-thus rav-EN-nayPlant type:Ornamental GrassDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing 8 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide. Flowers reach above the blades.Special features:Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early fall, persisting through winter.Flower color:WhiteGarden styleMediterraneanDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates mild drought, once established.
- History & LoreHistory:Part of the sugarcane family, it is native to North Africa and the Mediterranean in Southern Europe. .