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Erianthus ravennae

Also called Ravenna Grass, Hardy Pampas Grass


More About Erianthus ravennae

  • AKA Saccharum ravennae
  • Coarse gray-green leaves, up to 120 cm long, arch gracefully on tall sturdy stalks
  • Plumes of pinkish-silver flowers rise well above foliage
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 300 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150 cm
  • Flower Size: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

5

Height:

150-300 cm

Spread:

125-200 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Plume Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry soil, in full sun to light shade. Too much moisture will cause the flowers to fall over. Leaving the foliage adds winter interest if desired, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth.


Erianthus ravennae Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Winter
Fall

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Screening (privacy)
Specimen

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