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.

Further Reading....
  • Ornamental grasses
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    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
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil

Buy Varieties of STIPA

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STIPA arundinacea

STIPA arundinacea

Pheasant's tail grass

(syn. Anemanthele lessoniana) - narrow arching dark green leaves bronzing in autumn and becoming streaked orange and red in winter

 
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STIPA gigantea

STIPA gigantea

Giant feather grass, Golden oats

evergreen perennial growing up to 8 feet in height with attractive golden spikelets of seeds

 
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STIPA tenuissima

STIPA tenuissima

Feather grass

(Syn. Pony Tails) - densely tufted deciduous grass with filament-like light green leaves tipped with feathery panicles or 'Pony Tails'

 
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