Go Back Raven Ornamental Grass

Erianthus ravennae
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Plant Type: Grasses

Has an upright to open habit with large, white plumed flowers. Flowers appear in fall from late September to late October. Because of its large size it is very effective as a specimen plant or screen. It forms large clumps up to about five feet in diameter. It is often used as a substitute for pampas grass in northern growing areas. The stems are weaker than pampas grass and have a tendency to break in high winds. It performs best in as sunny site in moist, well-drained soils. Wet sites shorten its life considerably and leads to extensive winter injury.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

It performs best in as sunny site in moist, well-drained soils. Wet sites shorten its life considerably and leads to extensive winter injury. Division can be done in early spring to control its growth or make new plants.

Flower Color

White plumes

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

Good Companions

Beardtongue, Butterfly Weed, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Blue False Indigo, Hollyhock, Loosestrife, Rose Mallow.,

Plant Height

8-12 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

6-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Cut or dried flower, Pond edge

Bloom Time

Late September to Late October,

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

Fall