Saccharum ravennae

Elephant grass

A relative of cultivated sugarcane so it does grow very tall. 

A good specimen grass that needs poor, moist soil and sun to thrive, in rich soils it will flop over and probably die. 

If Pampas grass fills you with dread, then this makes a good substitute as it grows up to 2m tall and 1m wide. 

The leaves are long, mid green with a white central stripe. 

The flower plumes are long, large and feathery turning lovely shades of rust in autumn. Generally trouble free.

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£ 8.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Poaceae

Hardy perennial grass (D)

H6

200cm

100cm

Pale green, white midrib 

Buff 

Moist, well drained 

Full sun, partial shade

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