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Hardy Pampas Grass

SKU: AM016143
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Hardy Pampas Grass, or Ravenna Grass, makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy white plumes form in mid-summer over green foliage. In autumn, leaves turn to bronze then red, adding a layer of color and visual interest. Plant can reach up to 12 feet tall, perfect for creating living fences or adding privacy to the landscape. This cold-hardy, quick-growing grass can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion. (Saccharum ravennae)
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Botanical Name
Saccharum ravennae Erianthus
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest, Container Planting, Privacy
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
72-144" tall (6-12 feet)
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season. White plumes form in mid summer and continue through fall.


60-144" tall (5-12 ft) x 48-72" wide (4-6 ft). Hardy Pampas Grass is a more cold-hardy variety of the popular White Pampas Grass. Saccharum ravennae 'Erianthus' will grow in colder regions down to a zone 6. Hardy Pampas Grass grows to about 5 feet and then sends up airy, white plumes that can reach up to 10 feet tall. A great addition to any garden Allow foliage to stand through winter, as it protects the crowns from cold damage and attract birds to the garden.  Not Recommended for California: The California Native Plant Society warns about the invasive qualities of another species of pampas grass in regions along the California coast and on nearby  Pacific islands.  Prohibited in CA, HI, NM, OR, WA and FL.