Erianthus ravennae

Hardy Pampas Grass

Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Giant ornamental grass; considered the best substitute for Pampas Grass in northern region
  • Gray-green leaves
  • Upright, arching form
  • 8-12 foot silvery plumes in late summer; turn white in fall
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Very cold hardy.  Easy to grow in almost any soil type. Prefers ful sun.  Drought tolerant, but healthier appearance if kept moist.  Divide in spring or fall.

Height: 7-8 ft
Spread: 5-6 ft
Price Level 1: $39.99~#5
Bloom Color: White
Zone: 5-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water
  • Keep Well-Watered