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Family: PoaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: YellowLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 45cm to 60cm (18" to 2')RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden MeritPeat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15CPot Size: 9cm
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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.
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.
Slow growing clumps of upright foliage to 80cm and tall arching stems topped with silvery plumes to 1.4m in summer. Average soil in sun.