Stipa gigantea

An evergreen tuft forming perennial grass.  Fine leaves 45cm long, with elegant silvery panicles of flowers in late summer turning golden and persisting long into the winter.  The flower spikes reach upto 1.8m tall.

Stipa enjoy an open sunny site, with moist well drained soil.  Withstands wind well.

Features Hardiness rating

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Exposed, Grasses, Ground Cover, Mediterranean, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green

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