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Stipa pennata (Feather grass )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Stipa pennata

Other names: Feather grass , European feather grass

Genus: Stipa Stipa

Species: S. pennata - S. pennata is a tufted, rhizomatous, deciduous, perennial grass with arching, linear, mid-green leaves and, in summer, long, slender panicles of silvery-grey flower spikelets.


Stipa pennata is: Deciduous

Flower: Silvery-grey in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in Summer

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Diseases: Generally disease free

General care

Pruning: Cut back in early winter.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Sow seed in containers in spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Stipa pennata (Feather grass ) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Stipa pennata

Other names: Feather grass , European feather grass

Genus: Stipa Stipa

Species: S. pennata - S. pennata is a tufted, rhizomatous, deciduous, perennial grass with arching, linear, mid-green leaves and, in summer, long, slender panicles of silvery-grey flower spikelets.


Stipa pennata is: Deciduous

Flower: Silvery-grey in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in Summer

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Diseases: Generally disease free

General care

Pruning: Cut back in early winter.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Sow seed in containers in spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Stipa pennata (Feather grass ) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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