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STIPA

Commonly known as Spear grass


Genus of about 150 species of bristly, tufted, evergreen or deciduous perennial grasses from open woodland and stony slopes in temperate and warm-temperate areas worldwide.

Provide crops for forage as well as having many ornamental forms. Esparto grass (S. tenacissima) is used for craftwork (espadrilles) and papermaking.


  • Good to know - grown for narrow panicles of flat spikelets, often with long, feathery or bristly awns from early summer to autumn. May be dried and dyed for flower arrangements.
  • Pests & Diseases - trouble free
  • Place of Origin - temperate and warm-temperate areas worldwide
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Full Sun
  • well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil

Buy Varieties of STIPA

STIPA arundinacea   AWARD

STIPA arundinacea  >


Commonly known as: Pheasant's tail grass.
(syn. Anemanthele lessoniana) - narrow arching dark green leaves bronzing in autumn and becoming streaked orange and red in winter
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

STIPA gigantea   AWARD

STIPA gigantea  >


Commonly known as: Giant feather grass, Golden oats.
evergreen perennial growing up to 8 feet in height with attractive golden spikelets of seeds
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

STIPA tenuissima

STIPA tenuissima  >


Commonly known as: Feather grass.
Densely tufted deciduous grass with filament-like light green leaves tipped with feathery panicles
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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