Stipa tenuissima

stipa ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia )

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6 × 9cm pots £35.94 £23.96
in stock - arrives before Christmas
9cm pot £5.99
in stock - arrives before Christmas
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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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I use this in various plantings again and again


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




arrived very small , now grown to large healthy plants


grew initially in greenhouse now outside and seem quite hardy


East Anglia


I was happy with this plant


Looks good in the Patio pots




I would buy this product again


I mixed them in amongst my border plants, added contrast to central planting




A real beauty, a great sensory experience


I have these planted next to steps up to my garden, it's like a sea of grass. Great texture, sound and visual sensory experience. I real beauty

Little apple



I am going to be buying more of this!


This grass variety has fast become one of my favourite. My gardener comments on how lovely they look as he cycles to my house each week. I am now going to purchase more. They give a gentle flow in any garden with a soft, or even stiff, breeze. I haven't found any downsides yet, which is a positive.


West Sussex


Slow growing


Bought this last year and it was a little small but very pretty. Perhaps it's been the weather this year but has not grown much at all. Fed and watered but hoping for better things to come next year




I am very pleased with my purchase.


I was particularly impressed with how they arrive in the post. No damage. I think this is my second order and I always thought buying plants would be difficult but the quality is excellent and they arrive fine. And you can get the exact one you want rather than just whatever the garden centre has.


Kingston Upon Thames


Excellent experience every time !


Once again my parcels arrived on time and beautifully wrapped - not a single spillage ! The Stipa Tennuissima plants were really healthy sitting in fresh soil and trimmed for Spring. I am unable to plant immediately but am not worried as they will keep well in their present condition which is always helpful. Extemely pleased with every part of the ordering and receiving process from Crocus.




Highly recommended


Good for filling in spaces between flowering plants.




Stipa tenuissima

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


Hello, Ideally this should be tackled in early spring.


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


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.


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


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?


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

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