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Stipa tenuissima

stipa ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia )

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Buy Stipa tenuissima stipa ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia ): Lovely architectural Grass

  • 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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Notes on Stipa tenuissima

"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"

Beautiful grass

5

This is a beautiful grass. It has a variety of colours running throughout from cream through rust to dark brown interspersed with greens.

Sue

Cambridge

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Pretty and seems very hardy.

5

I used it in a birder where I wanted something light and delicate looking. Now that it's survived a very cold wet winter in my heavy clay I might get a couple more.

Tatty

Warwickshire

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Pale straw coloured fountains in Winter

5

Indispensable throughout the year and minimum maintenance

Soozles

Pensitone

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One of the specials in my garden.

5

This plant is lovely. It provides interest all year round. It has a delicate look about it, but requires little maintenance.

Joan

Manchester

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Gorgeous grass

5

The best grass for movement and texture at the front of a border. It likes FULL SUN. Grow it out of the sun, and in a border that is too crowded and it will sulk. It can get a bit scruffy, especially after a period of heavy rain, but cutting it back in early spring (beginning of March) will encourage new growth and get rid of the matted stems. This also makes room for spring bulbs such as daffodils or tulips which look lovely planted among the grasses.

Awkward Hill

Gloucestershire

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

5

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.

Hilary

Malvern

Looks beautiful swaying in the breeze!

5

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

Marissa

Lancashire

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Beautiful tactile grass!

4

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

Gillibean

WIltshire

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

3

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.

PollyKettle

East Hampshire

Stipa tenuissima

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Is stipa tenuissima self-seeding / invasive?

Clare

Hello, This plant does tend to self seed quite freely, however I would not say it is particularly invasive as the parent plant tends to be relatively short lived.

helen

I have been told by my nursery only to comb through stipa tenuissima however the RHS and many other sources including Crocus advise cutting down - what should I do? At the same time I also bought Stipa gigantea from you and I believe you just tidy this?

bunny

Hello, You can in fact do either. This is a deciduous grass, but if you leave it uncut, it will provide interest throughout the winter. By this time of the year you can usually remove all the dead foliage by combing your fingers through it, but if you want a neater (and faster) option, then you can just cut it back. As for the Stipa gigantea, this tends to be evergreen, so it is best just to gently remove the dead bits by hand.

Helen

Can I give my Descampshia and Stipa grasses a hair-cut?! Hello I recently bought Deschampsia cespitosa and Stipa tenuissima from yourselves. Can you tell me if it's right to give the grasses their hair-cut now? Many thanks

pauline webster

Hello There, Grasses are usually cut back in the autumn to neaten them up, however they can be left until spring if you prefer to keep their winter silhouettes. It won't affect their growth at all though as they are coming into their dormant period now, so will put on loads of new growth in spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What can I plant in a Mediterranean style garden? I want give my garden a Mediterranean look but I do not know what to plant. Could you please help?

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There are quite a few plants that we sell on the website which will give you a mediterranean feel to your garden - here are some of the best any of the Kniphofias http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=kniphofia any of the Euphorbias http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=euphorbia Yucca filamentosa http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=yucca+fil Stipa tenuissima http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1000000022&CategoryID= any of the Eryngiums http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=eryngium any of the Sedum spectabile http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=sedum+spect any of the Bergenias http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=bergenia Erigeron http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=erigeron Brachyglottis compacta Sunshine http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4376&CategoryID= Convolvulus cneorum http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=940&CategoryID= Phlomis italica http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=phlomis Lavandula x intermedia Dutch Group http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4046&CategoryID= Festuca glauca http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Festuca+glauc&x=12&y=10

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