Hardy Pampas Grass

Erianthus ravennae

SKU
02805
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationer-i-AN-thus rav-EN-nay
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; blooms rise taller.
Bloom TimeBlooms in early fall; flowers persist through winter.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Specimen, Windbreak, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea); Elderberry (Sambucus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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