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 PlantsElderberry (Sambucus); Barberry (Berberis); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
- 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. .