Stipa gigantea

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Buy Stipa gigantea golden oats: Excellent for the back of the border
<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average<li><b> Flowering period:</b> June and July<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>Arching stems of glistening, golden, oat-like flowerheads above clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. This majestic 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 <i>Allium hollandicum</i> 'Purple Sensation'.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.</li></ul>

  • 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 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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Eventual height & spread

"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"

Healthy plant. Very pleased.

5

A large grass that gives cover, movement and structure, even in winter.

Rolfedanmark

Dorset

Yes

One of the best garden plants

5

Marvellous for use in mixed borders and grass gardens. It's height and dramatic spray effect make it eye catching in any season (except for a couple of months after cutting back in March) and especially in the autumn and winter when it can brighten a border rather like a searchlight.

Herrylaw

Stockbridge, UK

Yes

Stipa gigantea

5.0 2

100.0

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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