Hardy Pampas Grass
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||er-i-AN-thus rav-EN-nay|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; blooms rise taller.|
|Bloom Time||Blooms in early fall; flowers persist through winter.|
|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 Attribute||Long Bloom Season|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Specimen, Windbreak, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Showy Architectural Accent|
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