• Next available shipping date is June 12, 2023 - Pre-order now to reserve your plants!
Erianthus ravennae / hardy pampas grass

    Erianthus ravennae / hardy pampas grass


    Erianthus ravennae, commonly known as plume grass or hardy pampas grass, is a tall and showy ornamental grass that adds texture and dimension to any landscape. Native to the Mediterranean region and Asia, it has been cultivated for its attractive plumes for centuries.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 5-8 feet
    • Spread: 4-6 feet
    • Flower color: Creamy-white to tan
    • Flowering period: Late summer to early fall
    • Foliage: Narrow green leaves with a silvery midrib
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    Erianthus ravennae can be used as a specimen plant or as a background plant in a mixed border. Its height and texture make it an excellent choice for adding vertical interest to a garden. It can also be used as a screen or hedge plant.

    This grass is highly drought-tolerant and easy to grow. It is also resistant to most pests and diseases. Its attractive plumes add visual interest to a garden and can be used for cut flower arrangements.

    Companion Plants:

    • Artemisia 'Powis Castle' - The silvery foliage of Artemisia 'Powis Castle' provides a cool contrast against the warm tones of Erianthus ravennae's plumes.
    • Salvia 'May Night' - The deep purple flowers of Salvia 'May Night' contrast beautifully with the tall, feathery plumes of Erianthus ravennae.
    • Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' - The delicate yellow flowers of Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' complement the soft, billowy texture of Erianthus ravennae.

    Care Instructions:
    Erianthus ravennae prefers full sun and moist, well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant and does not require regular watering. It is best to prune the grass back to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

    Final Thoughts:
    Erianthus ravennae is a stunning and low-maintenance ornamental grass that adds a touch of drama to any landscape. Its tall plumes and narrow foliage make it a standout plant in any garden.