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
||Plume Grass, Ravenna Grass,
Hardy Pampass Grass
||Will grow in dry to moist soils but prefers
well-drained or sandy soils with a neutral pH
||Attracts birds, naturalizing, will make a
nice cut or dried accent to any flower arrangement, can be planted near a pond
Beardtongue, Butterfly Weed,
Blue False Indigo,
|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.
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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.