Saccharum ravennae Erianthus, Grass Hardy Pampas
Big flouncy, fluffy plumes, reaching for the sky, the easily-recognizable tufts of Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) can be seen around ponds and roadsides, waving 8-10 feet in the air! A dramatically tall, warm-season Ornamental Grass, its use in the landscape is well known due to its height, impact on the garden, and tropical appearance!
A 3-4 foot wide, clump-forming Ornamental, with narrow medium-green heavily serrated leaves, the stiff blades form a mixture of arching tips and stiff, straight textures. The leaves are evergreen, long, and slender, and are arranged in dense fountain-like clumps.