Ravenna Grass (Saccharum ravennae)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Saccharum ravennae Accepted
Erianthus ravennae Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 9 - 12 Feet
Plant Spread: 4 - 6 Feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Garden Tours:  LarryR, Larry RettigGarden Tours: LarryR, Larry Rettig
December 3, 2011

It's to Iowa we travel this week, to visit the gardens of Larry Rettig and his wife, Wilma. I've been fortunate, I met Larry's Amana Colonies garden face to face earlier this year. I wandered those garden paths for days and every day I found something new. Let's take a look at these unbelievably beautiful Iowa gardens.

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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: Late summer
By LarryR
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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: 2011-08-31
By LarryR
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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: 2011-09-14
By LarryR
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Location: My 6b gardenDate: 2015-08-24Youngster
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