Stipa tenuissima

stipa ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia )

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6 × 9cm pots £41.94 £27.96
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Buy Stipa tenuissima stipa ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia ): Wonderful, wispy, pale yellow-green leaves topped with fluffy plumes

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Such good value grow so fast!

5

I brought these twice from crocus some for front and some for back the smaller ones early in years buy august doubled in size. Love them paired with alliums and sea holly.

Murphy J

Warwickshire

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Good in drifts

5

I first planted 9 of these randomly in a bed with Ragged Robin, salvia and Gaura but it didn't really work - I replanted them in the Autumn adjacent to each other in a drift across the bed and they already look much better, especially when the breeze blows all the leaves in the same direction. Interesting to look at even in the winter. They self seed so you can pot up extra plants.

DW

Derbyshire

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SURPRISINGLY LOVELY AND A BIT DIFFERENT

5

LOOKS LOVELY MOVING IN THE WIND AND CONTRASTS WONDERFULLY WITH OTHER THINGS IN THE GARDEN

SHRUBBY

WALES

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Superb Versatile Lovely Grass

5

Superb plants cannot praise them enough

Happy Horserider

Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Pretty grass

5

Bought three of these to run along the edge of part of our drive. They were quite small when they arrived inthe spring but established well and looked nice and wafty all summer and not too tall (2') Its December now and they still look good. This was my first dabble into grasses and it was a good choice. The aspect was very sunny and dry with poor soil so I didn't know how it would go. A big👍

GG

Norwich

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Attractive Plant

5

Brilliant Plant for my Courtyard Garden

Wendy

North East

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Excellent plants

5

Good healthy plants and have grown well already

Margo

South West

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I use this in various plantings again and again

4

A lovely plant that has a billowy movement when established and live the gold ends that wave in the breeze.

RMH

Kent

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arrived very small , now grown to large healthy plants

5

grew initially in greenhouse now outside and seem quite hardy

Hjp

East Anglia

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I was happy with this plant

4

Looks good in the Patio pots

Gentian

Blairgowrie

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When can I move the grass to a different area please? Autumn or winter or spring?

Jarvis

Hello, Ideally this should be tackled in early spring.

Helen

Hi - I'm planting up a new garden and including some grasses. Someone has mentioned to me that some varieties are better planted in the autumn and others are better planted in the Spring. I've selected: Stipa tenuissima Calamagrostis x acutiflora Miscanthus sinensis Stipa gigtantea Deschampsia cespitosa Could you tell me when I should plant what. Thank you very much

Sox

Hello, All these grasses are fully hardy so wont be put off by the cold weather. The Miscanthus and the Stipa however prefer a well drained soil,. Therefore if your soil is heavy and remains waterlogged for any length of time in winter, then these are best planted in Spring.

helen

Hi.I have a few questions in regards to this plant as Im complete newbie to gardening. I understand that this plant grows 30cm wide so the spacing between planted plants should be 30cm but can I plant them closer to eqch other to create fuller coverage? Also what is the difference between 9cm pot and 2 litre one in terms of the plant size? Can I plant 9cm pot plant directly into soil upon receiving them or shall I wait for plants to develop a bit more.? Thanks Michael

Michael

Hello there Yes you can plant them closer together,- it depends on the look you are wanting to create. If you wanted the plants to grow into each other, then plant then a bit closer, but this stipa looks lovely planted further apart so the soft plumes can cascade and billow in a breeze. The 9cm plant is a younger plant, so the rootball will be smaller than a 2lt plant, but the 9cm plant can be planted directly out into the garden now. Hope this helps.

How tall does this plant get?

Sue

Hello, This very beautiful grass will get to around 60cm tall and 30cm wide.

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