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Hardy Pampas Grass

Erianthus ravennae

Pronunciation: er-i-AN-thus rav-EN-nay
SKU #02805
4-10

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OVERVIEW
Description One of the loveliest ornamental grasses, superb as an architectural specimen or large accent. Foliage has a clumping habit; plant in groups to create a screen or windbreak. Long, showy, silvery white, silky plumes have gorgeous autumn coloring, persist into winter, and are superb in fresh or dried floral arrangements.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early fall; flowers persist through winter.
Mature Size Foliage reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; blooms rise taller.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season
STYLE
Landscape Use Windbreak
Design Ideas Use 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea); Elderberry (Sambucus)
CARE
Care Provide lean, loose soil with excellent drainage. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Hard prune old foliage to 6 inches above the ground in early spring before new foliage emerges.

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