Stipa gigantea

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2 litre pot £18.99 £13.29
available to order from midsummer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
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"

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Perfect in my new gravel garden


My husband thought that I had bought a pot of ordinary grass but this hasn't disappointed - it took the first season to get established but has given a fantastic display this year.




Beautiful Stipa grass


Has grown into a beautiful grass .Quite Stunning above the border of smaller grasses




A plant that makes a statement


This is a very impactful, very tall grass with amazing, tall, golden spears that shimmer in the sun. It has proved difficult, though, to keep them in shape. Some of the spears go off at an angle and look less attractive. If planted with other things of contrasting colour it can look fantastic. A real statement plant that we first got to know from seeing it in a National Trust garden.




I would buy this product again


I shall use them as a screen when grow a little taller as I bought the 9cm size pot. I am growing them on in pots so I can move around the garden and use where necessary

stipa screen

north lincs


I love this king of grasses


Increasing in size slowly planted in may arrived good size and health can't wait for the flowers

Murphy J



Beautiful young plant


This young healthy, well packaged plant has flourished over the summer and produced many fronds which are still waving in the autumn sun, undaunted by the tremendous amount of wet weather we've had lately. All Crocus plants are delivered in wonderful condition, thoroughly recommended.




Brilliant plant!


Excellent plant! Arrived in good condition and in it's first year has been brilliant and has lasted all spring an summer and even early autumn. Absolutely would recommend it and Crocus to anyone


East England


Forward planning


Forward planning Its only small at the moment, but you have to imagine it fully grown and it will be Gigantic!! Very pleased with it, came well packed and value for money cannot ask for more.




Not one for a small garden


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


west yorkshire


Good quality plant


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.





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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.)


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.


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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