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An imposing and dainty grass with tall arching stems bearing loose heads of golden yellow, becoming golden brown. 1.5-2m. Any soil in full sun. Award of Garden Merit.
Golden oats, Giant feather grass
Stipa gigantea (Golden oats). This is an evergreen or semi-evergreen clump-forming grass. It is a long-lived species with narrow green leaves about 75cm. Throughout the summer, upright stems bear bristle-like, silver-purple flowers in large, open panicles up to 20cm long.
You can plant in full sun in well-drained soil.