Stipa gigantea
  • Stipa gigantea
  • Stipa gigantea

Stipa gigantea

£12.95

(Giant Feather Grass) A truly magnificent grass, Stipa gigantea is native to the grasslands of south-western Europe and is known for its tall flower heads.

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A truly magnificent grass, Stipa gigantea is native to the grasslands of south-western Europe and is known for its tall flower heads. Tufted clumps of evergreen or semi-evergreen leaves are topped in summer by elegant panicles of flower spikelets, reaching over 2 m in height. The flowers are initially a purplish silver green, but turn a deep golden colour in late summer.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Stipa gigantea grows to be a tall clump forming grass but usually needs to become established before having the vigour necessary to reach its maximum height.
    • Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
    • Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
  • Notes: Ideally remove any dead leaves from Stipa gigantea in early spring to tidy up this plant for the new season.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Grass - Large (over 6 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)

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