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Tripidium ravennae

Previously known as:

  • Erianthus ravennae
  • Saccharum ravennae
Description

It has a majestic feathery look that adds drama to a garden.

Effective as screen or specimen; warm-season grass; foxy brown, orange, and purple winter color; sometimes called northern pampas grass; may self-seed.  Coarse to medium texture; upright to open habit.  Prefers fertile, moist, but well-drained soil

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Leaves have sharp edges so wear gloves when handling this plant.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#winter interest#ornamental grass#dried flowers#coarse#screen#tall#self-seeding#royal#elegant#dried arrangements
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#winter interest#ornamental grass#dried flowers#coarse#screen#tall#self-seeding#royal#elegant#dried arrangements
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tripidium
    Species:
    ravennae
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Medit. to Central Asia and Myanmar, Sahara to Arabian Peninsula
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gray/Silver
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Dried
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Lofty, silvery-white to beige plumes in late summer; good for dry arrangements
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Good winter interest, leaves have sharp edges.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Specimen