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Saccharum ravennae /Ravenna Grass

Saccharum ravennae   / Saccharum ravennae
Heavy clumps of ornamental grass with light airy seed heads on tall thin stalks
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Heavy clumps of ornamental grass with light airy seed heads on tall thin stalks

Flowering late in the season in August

Stems have unusual red coloration normally found on large canes

Large clumps

A striking specimen growing in the Springfield Missouri Botanical Garden soon after a frost

Late autumn or early winter in Missouri

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Scientific Name: Saccharum ravennae
Common Name: Ravenna Grass
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: As with most clump grasses this one has a lot of features from the time it produces new foliage all the way past the first freeze. The medium-fine texture of grasses make a strong contrast to most other plants. A very special season is the late autumn when the seed heads sway with the slightest breeze and the autumn light hits the foliage and seed heads.