Erianthus ravennae - Plume Grass

Plume Grass

Erianthus ravennae

Also called Ravenna Grass, Hardy Pampas Grass

  • 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



150-300 cm

125-200 cm

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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.

Additional Notes about Plume Grass:

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.

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