Stipa tenuissima

stipa ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia )

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The glue that holds so many sun-baked borders together, emerging pale-green fine filaments turn bleached canvas beige and they continue to move in winter like a lava lamp

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Wonderful, wispy, pale yellow-green leaves topped with fluffy plumes of silver-green flowers, maturing to blonde-buff. This versatile deciduous grass is ideal for a sunny gravel garden, large container or new perennial border. It's perfect for introducing movement into a planting scheme since the fluffy flower heads and foliage billow in the slightest breeze.

  • Garden care: Cut back in early spring before the new foliage appears.

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Flat, plate-like yellow flowers on tall stems

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Terracotta flared rim pot

Terracotta flared rim pot

These classic, unfussy designs work best in an English garden

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Allium sphaerocephalon

round-headed leek / round-headed garlic

Small, wine-coloured flowers on tall stems

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CrocusStipa tenuissima
 
4.3

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5.0

Took me a while to fall in love with this grass......

By Hilary

from Malvern

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  • Healthy
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    Comments about Crocus Stipa tenuissima:

    I planted 3 of these grasses in a sunny spot at the front of my house.
    I was quite underwhelmed in the first couple of years and they did collapse in heavy rain.
    Now 5 years on they have formed a delightful clump and I ve added another few seedlings which are a great bonus, pluck them out and plant and they do the rest. Neglected they have thrived and now I am seeking little plantlets to add to other areas where their movement and airey nature set off the plants they are with.

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    5.0

    Looks beautiful swaying in the breeze!

    By Marissa

    from Lancashire

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
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    Cons

    • Kind of collapses in a mess after heavy rain

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      Comments about Stipa tenuissima:

      I planted them under a tree and they gracefully covered the bare ground.

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      4.0

      Beautiful tactile grass!

      By Gillibean

      from WIltshire

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        Comments about Stipa tenuissima:

        BeUtiful grass for garden or patio pot. Looks lovely amongst other pots of flowers.

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        3.0

        Did not perform as I hoped, but in ffirst year.

        By PollyKettle

        from East Hampshire

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          Comments about Stipa tenuissima:

          It is in a shady border but did not do too well. Perhaps as it is in its first year. I do love this plant but never had one previously.

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