Hardy Pampas Grass

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'Erianthus' Hardy Pampas Grass (also known as Ravenna Grass) is cold hardy, and makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy, white plumes form in mid-summer over green foliage. Leaves turn to bronze then red in fall. Plant can reach up to 10 feet tall. (Saccharum ravennae)
Zones 6 - 9
Easy To Grow
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Good For Containers
Winter Interest
Good For Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size72-144" tall (6-12 feet) , 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season. White plumes form in mid summer and continue through fall.

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
60-120" tall (5-10 feet) x 48-72" wide (4-6 feet) Saccharum ravennae "Erianthus" is a hardy variety of the popular White Pampas Grass that grows only in zones 7-10. This hardy variety will grow in colder regions down to a zone 6 and makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Erianthus grows to about 5 feet and then sends up airy, white plumes that can reach up to 10 feet tall. In fall it turns to bronze then red. A great addition to any garden.
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Associated SKUsAM016143
AM014081 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM015705 (Tray of 18)
AM015706 (Tray of 9)
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Common Name
Erianthus Hardy Pampas Grass
Botanical Name
Saccharum ravennae Erianthus
6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
72-144" tall (6-12 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread
48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season. White plumes form in mid summer and continue through fall.
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Narrow green leaf blades form a large clumping habit.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Dry Sites
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Ideal Region
Southeast, Midwest, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Prohibited In
NewMexico, California, Hawaii, Oregon
Item Unit
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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