Stipa tenuissima

If it’s a waver you want, this is your man. Or your woman. Or your person. It really deserves to be grown en masse on fairly well drained soil with masses of light. It grows to less than 2ft and it’s very very fine – hence the tendency to wave beautifully in even the lightest airs.

From various parts of America (U.S.A., Mexico and Argentina), it’s pale green and it dies down in the winter (best to chop to the ground in late winter) and produces flowers that are as fine as its leaves and only a little bit higher.

Remember the waving wheat fields in the scenes in ‘Gladiator’ when Maximus Decimus Meridius (commander of the armies of the north, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I WILL have my vengeance in this life or the next etc etc) imagines visiting his farm and his family? Well, it’s like that.

Presumably a Hollywood allusion to the Elysian Fields. Plant Stipa tenuissima and create Elysium.

They are comparatively short lived grasses and will last around 3-5 years. They have a similar life span to Lavenders.

Propagated by us by division.

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