Tight clumps of broad, pale green leaves and tall, arching stems bearing spikes of awned yellow-green flowers in late summer to 1.5m. Ordinary soil in sun or part shade.
Stipa gigantea 'Alberich'£8.50
A new form from Germany. Seems finer and perhaps dwarfer than the species. Drained soil in full 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.