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Saccharum ravennae

Common Name(s):
Ravenna grass
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

1 in. wide gray green leaves turn orange in fall; may self seed; becomes lax with high moisture or fertility; center of clump tends to die out; sometimes called hardy pampas grass; drought tolerant

Light:
Sun
Height:
14 ft.
Zones:
6-9
Form:
Tall upright stems; clump
Soil:
Prefers moist soil; drought tolerant
Inflorescence:
Large plumy inflorescence in late summer; slight pink at first then becomes silver; becomes red tinged in fall; remains attractive into winter; good fresh cut or dried

NCCES plant id: 654

Saccharum ravennae Saccharum ravennae