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Hardy Pampas Grass

Saccharum ravennae 'Erianthus'

Hardy Pampas Grass makes an excellent specimen plant; turning bronze to red in fall.

A good substitute for the true Pampas Grass, which is not hardy in colder regions. This forms a medium-size clump of olive-green leaves at the base, giving rise to very tall stems of silvery-white plumes in autumn. Plants have excellent fall and winter interest, particularly when grown as a specimen surrounded by lower neighbours. Great for cutting, fresh or dried. Trim to the ground in early spring. Clumps may be divided in spring before new growth starts. Drought tolerant once established.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

60-120 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 65-75°F with long days. Keep evenly moist, never overly wet or dry. Once actively growing begin fertilizer program. Generally will finish in 8-10 weeks. Can shear plants by 1/3 to 1/2 to increase fullness and control height in production .
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.