Stipa gigantea - Description
Potted Stipa gigantea
Common Name: Giant Feather Grass
Other Names: Golden Oats, Giant Needle Grass
Indoors or Outdoor: Suitable for outdoor planting
Size: Mature height of 1.5 to 2 meters, with a spread of 0.6 to 1 meter
Stipa gigantea - Delivery
Delivery Info: Your healthy Stipa gigantea plant will be carefully packaged and shipped directly to your doorstep, ready for planting.
Stipa gigantea - Characteristics
Mature Size: Typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 2 meters with a graceful, arching habit.
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous, with the foliage turning golden in the fall and remaining attractive through the winter.
Preferred Position: Full sun to light shade. Thrives in well-drained soil.
Shape - Plant Characteristics: This grass forms a large, fountain-like clump of fine-textured, green foliage with stunning feathery flower heads in summer.
Hardy or Not Hardy: Hardy and tolerant of a wide range of conditions.
Diseases: Generally disease-free, making it a low-maintenance choice.
Stipa gigantea - Uses
Uses in Garden: Stipa gigantea is perfect for adding texture and movement to your garden. It works well as a focal point, in borders, or as a backdrop to other plants. Its feathery flower heads are also excellent for dried arrangements.
Stipa gigantea - Planting Characteristics
Preferred Planting Aspect: Full sun is ideal for the best growth and flowering.
Frost Hardy: Yes, it is frost hardy and can withstand cold temperatures.
Fast or Slow Growing: Moderate growth rate.
Pruning Advice: In late winter or early spring, trim back the previous year's growth to about 15-30 cm above ground level to allow new growth to emerge.
Stipa gigantea - Planting Instructions in an Irish Climate
Sowing Time: Plant in early spring.
Instruction: Choose a well-drained soil and dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Place the plant, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly.
Trench Preparation: Not required for this plant.
Positioning of Plants: Plant in a sunny spot with good air circulation.
Plant Spacing: Space plants at least 0.6 to 1 meter apart.
Pruning: As mentioned above, prune in late winter or early spring.
Facts About Product: Stipa gigantea is known for its tall, elegant presence in the garden. Its golden, feathery flower heads dance gracefully in the breeze, creating a stunning visual display. This ornamental grass is not only beautiful but also low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for a variety of garden settings.
Elevate your garden's aesthetics with the beauty of Stipa gigantea. Order now and enjoy the graceful elegance of this impressive ornamental grass in your outdoor space.
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