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Stipa calamagrostis (Feather Grass, Stipa)

Stipa calamagrostis (Feather Grass, Stipa)
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Type Grass, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Cream Flowers (Autumn), Light green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Stipa calamagrostis - Cultivation Notes

This attractive fast growing grass will grow on most well drained soils, as long as they are not to fertile or moist. It is drought hardy, tolerating hot dry exposed areas, and hating wet soils or shade. Trim flower heads and dead material in winter / spring. Tolerates chalky and sandy soils. Plant in clumps and drifts to break up herbaceous planting and add late summer interest.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Stipa calamagrostis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Stipa calamagrostis:

  • Autumn flowering ornamental grass for late seasonal interest
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot

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Common Missspellings: Stypa, Stiper, Styper

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