Some of the best known grasses are in this family but there are lots of others too. Drained soil in sun suits most of them. Many with fine airy foliage and flowers all summer.
Clumps of upright stems with mid green leaves to 90cm. Topped with soft plumes of feathery golden buff flowers in late summer. Best in good, drained soil in full sun. (syn. Acnatherum c.)
Giant Feather Grass. The largest early flowering grass we grow. Rich bronze oat-like flowers up to 25cm long and 2m tall. A superb specimen plant and very drought tolerant.
Stipa gigantea 'Gold Fontaene'£6.50
A selection from Ernst Pagels with larger bronze-gold panicles up to 50cm long on 2.5m tall stems. Rather more imposing than the species. Can reflower in autumn. Drained soil in sun.
Clumps of very fine bright green leaves and wispy pale buff flowers in summer to 70cm. Hardier and a little bigger than the well known Stipa tenuissima. Drained soil in sun.
Slow growing clumps of upright foliage to 80cm and tall arching stems topped with silvery plumes to 1.8m in summer. Average soil in sun.
Hair-like bright green foliage to 40cm. the flowers fountain up and form a light layer of wispy hair-like material over the top of the foliage. Absolutely stunning. 70cm. Drained soil in sun.