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Stipa gigantea

Golden oats

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  • Stipa gigantea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Stipa gigantea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height2.4m to 2.6m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourSilvery purple green
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Grass

Other common names

Giant feather grass

Origin

Spain, Portugal

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

To propagate you must sow seed in spring or autumn or divide the plants in late spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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