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Family: PoaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: SilverLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 1.8m to 2.4m (6' to 8')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H6 minimum -15C to -20CPot Size: 9cm
Evergreen clumps of grassy foliage to 50cm and tall, upright airy flowers in early summer to 2m or more. Drained soil in full sun. Perfectly hardy but dislikes too much winter wet.
From dryish habitat including Steppes from the Caucasus east to China.
Plants in cultivation are often Stipa calamagrostis but this is the real plant!
Chee Grass. Syn Acnatherum splendens or Lasiagrostis splendens.