Stipa gigantea

2 litre pot £12.99
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Buy Stipa gigantea golden oats: Excellent for the back of the border

This grass is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its foliage in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose it all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    Arching stems of glistening, golden, oat-like flowerheads above clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. This majestic semi-evergreen grass is an excellent specimen plant for a sunny, mixed or new perennial border. Perfect for introducing movement, it looks stunning under-planted with the rich purple flowerheads of Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'.

  • Garden care: When planting always wear stout gardening gloves to protect against the sharp edges of the basal leaves. Wearing gloves, comb through the plant in early spring to remove dead foliage.

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Notes on Stipa gigantea

"The tall shimmering golden veil of summer, for a hot spot in sun, where it hovers over the garden constantly moving and shining until autumn"

Not one for a small garden

5

Although this plant did not produce any plumes it is now an established plant and has grown really well

Trev

west yorkshire

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Good quality plant

4

I have got this nice plant last summer, happy with that. Good quality, healthy looking, pest and disease free. My stipa is growing good, now is bigger in 4 times. Happy with that.

Galyna

Maidstone

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I would purchase from crocus again

5

All the plants purchased are coming along as expected. Very pleased with them all

Sharon G

Derbyshire

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Wow factor performer

5

This grass looks good just about all year round. It's worth thinking about where you site it, because it looks fabulous with the sun shining through the flowerheads, especially in late summer, or when they are covered in frost, or hung with raindrops. People often think that if they have a small garden, they can't grow it because it is such a big plant. But it's not invasive, so if you have a sunny patch, try it. It's about the size of a small phormium. And it's EASY. All you have to do is cut back the flowering stems when they start to look too tatty.

Awkward Hill

Gloucestershire

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Just what I was looking for. Superb quality. Value for money

5

Very attractive plant. Good talking point in any garden.

Bevvy

Somerset

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Slow to produce flumes

3

The grass survived a very harsh winter, a plus but taking a long time to settle in and produce grasses.

chrissi

Worcestershire

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very garden worthy plant

5

works very well in my gravel garden (damp in the winter and like concrete in the summer)and has needed no attention whatsoever. it seems to thrive on neglect in this position. very tall delicate stems and seedheads a lovely golden colour which stand up to any weather.

Julie

Fareham

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I would buy this item again

4

Pleasantly surprised at the size it has settled into the garden nicely and I am looking forward to beautiful golden oats in the autumn

Chris the crammer

Darlington

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Definitely buy from crocus again.

5

Good architectural plant,looks brilliant.

Ian

Anglesey

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I am still waiting for the Stipa to flower.

3

I hope the plants do better this year having settled in.

Dogsbody64

Kent

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Stipa gigantea

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Slow growing? I bought a stipa gigantea from your open day in April and I don't think it's grown an inch. It doesn't look sad, just small! It's in a sunny border with chalky soil, so free draining. Am I just being impatient? I am a total novice so tend to take the plant and pray approach - any advice or reassurance would be good. (Btw, everything else I bought from the open day looks great and I have a much more colourful garden now.)

WendyH

Hello, It is not unusual for newly planted things to concentrate their efforts into producing root growth rather than top growth. If the conditions are good and the soil is reasonably fertile, then in time it should start to put on top growth.

helen

HI..just wondering if Stipa gigantea can be grown in a large container on a very sunny, south-facing balcony? I'm guessing it would need deep soil for the roots but let me know if you think this might work. thanks!

prairie girl

Hello there As long as you have a big enough pot with a moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil (it won't like getting waterlogged) it sould be ok. The plant could normally grow to about 2.5m x 1.2 m wide but in a pot it is unlikely to reach it's potential. Hope this helps

Hello Can Stipa Gigantea survive in a clay soil please, always wanted to buy this plant but not too sure. If not, can you suggest what grasses will. Thanks

Alex 7

Hello there Yes you can grow a Stipa gigantea in clay soil, but they don't like being waterlogged. They prefer a medium to light, well drained soil in lots of sun, but ,if you do want to plant one, I would incorporate grit or sand into the planting to increase the drainage. Hope this helps

2006 Planting Chelsea Flower Show enquiry Hi, I see you have plants available for the current show, but do you have a plant list for the 2006 award winner (Daily Telegraph,Tom Stuart Smith) available as I am interested in buying some of these plants? Thank you for your time, Kelly

kelly mackenzie

Hello Kelly, He did use a lot of plants in his garden - here is a list which includes most. Allium Purple Sensation Anthriscus Ravens Wing Aquilegia Ruby Port Astrantia Claret Carex testacea Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum Dahlia Dark Desire Euphorbia Fireglow Geranium Lily Lovell Geranium phaeum Samobor Geranium Phillipe Valpelle Geranium psilostemmon Geum Princess Juliana Gillenia trifoliata Hakonechloa macra Iris Dusky Challenger Iris Dutch Chocolate Iris Sultan's Palace Iris Superstition Iris Supreme Sultan Knautia macedonica Lavandula angustifolia Nepeta subsessilis Washfield Nepeta Walkers low Purple fennel - Giant Bronze Rodgersia pinnata Superba Rodgersia podophylla Salvia Mainacht Sedum matrona Stachys byzantina Stipa arundinacea (syn.Anemanthele lessoniana) Stipa gigantea Tulip Abu Hassan Tulip Ballerina Tulip Queen of Night Verbascum Helen Johnston I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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