No other grass exhibits quite the refinement of texture as this species. Its bright green foliage resembles delicate filaments that arise in elegant, vase-like clumps and spill outward like a soft fountain. All summer it bears a profusion of feathery panicles, which mature from foamy-green to blonde. It is native to the Americas.
CareGrow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Remove the old foliage of evergreen species in early spring.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring; divide from midspring to early summer.
ProblemsDamping off, rust, smut, brown patch, brown stripe, eye spot.
- Genus : Stipa
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11, 7, 8, 9
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Uses : Containers
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
- Light : Full Sun
- Plant Type : Grasses
- Flower Color : Green
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Bloom Time : Summer