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Stipa gigantea | Giant Feather Grass 10-20cm - 3lt

Stipa gigantea | Giant Feather Grass 10-20cm - 3lt

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Stipa gigantea, also known as Giant Feather Grass, is a species of ornamental grass known for its beautiful and towering presence in outdoor gardens. This grass is native to Southwest Europe and North Africa, but has become popular worldwide as a garden plant due to its stunning appearance and ease of care.

The most prominent feature of Stipa gigantea is its tall, slim silhouette. It can grow up to six feet tall with a spread of up to four feet, making it a commanding presence in any garden. The grass has long, slender blades that are a bright green color and arch gracefully outwards, creating a cascading effect. The blades then turn golden-yellow in the fall, providing a beautiful contrast to the greenery of other plants in the garden. The plants can also be used for ornamental purposes, as the blades are thin and flexible, making them ideal for weaving and other crafts.

The flower stalks of Stipa gigantea are another striking feature. The stalks can reach up to eight feet tall and bear large, billowing panicles of delicate, feathery flowers that sway gently in the breeze. The flowers are long-lasting and stay on the plants through most of the summer and into the fall, putting on a beautiful show for onlookers. The feathery plumes of the flowers are striking when caught by the sun's rays, creating an ethereal, glowing effect.

One of the main reasons that Stipa gigantea is such a popular garden plant is because it is low-maintenance and easy to grow. The grass prefers well-draining soil and full sun exposure. It can adapt to a wide range of soil types, but prefers slightly alkaline soil and can also tolerate drought conditions. In the winter, the plant should be cut back to ground level to encourage new growth in the spring.

In summary, Stipa gigantea is an eye-catching and easy-to-grow plant that adds a unique touch to any outdoor garden. Its towering height and feather-like flowers are sure to make a statement, while its low-maintenance needs make it a favorite among gardeners.
  • Family


  • Type

    Deciduous Grass

  • Pot Size


  • Native To


  • Flower

    Lacy, Golden, Airy, Graceful, Ethereal

  • Foliage

    Graceful, arching, golden, feathery grass

  • Maturation period

    One to two years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

2 meters.

Mature Width

2 meters.

Shape / habit

Preferred Location


Full Sun Prefered

Soil Type

Well-drained, sandy, loamy soil

Soil moisture

Moderately moist well-drained soil

Growing Period




June-None Stipa gigantea is an ornamental grass that is evergreen, which means it does not drop its leaves


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