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Stipa gigantea

For sale by Jackie Michelmore, Lookout Landscapes

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Good evergreen grass for coastal or prairie planting schemes with architectural presence.
Oat like panicles that glow gold in the sun
Full sun, free draining soil. H 1.5-2.5m x S 1m

Stipa gigantea | Lympstone, Devon, EX8
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre
£3.00

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Plant Finder: about Stipa gigantea

Common names

Golden oats, Giant feather grass

Description

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.

Cultivation

You can plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

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Stipa gigantea | Freston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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    Jackie loves naturalistic planting especially prairie style grasses & perennials but uses a huge number of species in her designs.
    She also loves wildlife friendly plants & tries to incorporate as many as possible into her planting schemes.

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