Home > Ornamental Grasses > Stipa
Family: PoaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: YellowLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H6 minimum -15C to -20CPot Size: 9cm
Approx. 16 in stock
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.
A very bright, shining ornamental grass that makes a lovely fresh complement to the late summer flowering plants in a mixed border. Clear yellow autumn foliage too.
From eastern Russia, China and Japan.
Syn: Stipa pekinensis, Achnatherum pekinense.
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.
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.