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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.

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

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
 
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individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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STIPA gigantea   AWARD

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Commonly known as: 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

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Commonly known as: 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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individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
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