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Stipa tenuissima

Spear grass

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Features

  • Growth HabitGrass-like

Description

Stipa tenuissima (Spear grass). There are about 300 species of tufted perennials, which are grown for there tall flowering spikes with large feathery panicles. Each flowering head comprises of spikelets, with one or more florets, that are covered with glumes or scales. The leaves are narrow and entire.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Grass

Other common names

Feather grass, Needle grass

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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