• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; blooms rise taller.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Architectural Accent
    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:Foliage reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; blooms rise taller.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early fall, persisting through winter.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesLong Bloom Season
    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. Consider as a background specimen in a cutting garden; the handsome plumes are striking in floral displays, either fresh or dried.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea); Elderberry (Sambucus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. 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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Part of the sugarcane family, it is native to North Africa and the Mediterranean in Southern Europe. .