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Plume
Grass

Erianthus


Description:

The tall, arching stems make this one of the largest and most popular ornamental grasses!   To add to its popularity, it is very easy to grow with little or no insect or disease problems.

 

Common Name: Plume Grass, Ravenna Grass, Hardy Pampass Grass
Botanical Name: Erianthus
Type: Ornamental Grass
Soil Preference: Will grow in dry to moist soils but prefers well-drained or sandy soils with a neutral pH
Light
Requirements:
Full sun
Attributes: Attracts birds, naturalizing, will make a nice cut or dried accent to any flower arrangement, can be planted near a pond
Pests: None serious
Diseases: None serious
Good Companion Plants: Beardtongue, Butterfly Weed, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Blue False Indigo, Hollyhock, Loosestrife, Rose Mallow

Care:

Division can be done in early spring to control its growth or make new plants!  Seeds can be collected in the fall.   Fertilize with Plant-tone as recommended.

Planting Instructions: Perennials
Info: Ornamental Grass

 

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Erianthus ravennae
Plume Grass
zones 4b-9a
 
Description:  An absolute giant of the ornamental grass world. Considered by many to be the best substitute for Pampas Grass in northern regions, they share similar plumes and height. Having an upright arching form, the gray-green leaves reach a height of about 5 feet. In late summer, dynamic flower spikes reach skyward, achieving impressive heights of 8 to 12 feet. Silvery flower panicles with hints of purple top these spikes and then fade to white in fall. These plumes are often used in fresh and dried flower arrangements. The fall color of Erianthus is just as spectacular as the feathery plumes. Multiple colors including orange, tan, purple, and beige blend throughout. The brown, dried stalks form looming shadows in winter, and are especially beautiful when planted with a backdrop of dark green or with the white of snow. This is the ideal specimen plant for large gardens. Its imposing size and durability also makes it a good choice for use in parks, golf courses, along highways, or anywhere else a tall screen or windbreak is desired.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: August-September
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Height: 9-15'
Spread: 6-8'

 

 

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