Pheasant grass

Stipa calamagrostis

Pheasant grass - Stipa calamagrostis

Common Name: Pheasant grass
Genus: Stipa
Species: calamagrostis

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: average

    A dramatic addition to the garden this deciduous grass has tall glaucous arching leaves and produces masses of long fluffy silvery-white flowers in late summer. In autumn the leaves and flowers mature to a beautiful buff colour. Use as a focal point in a mixed border or gravel garden or to soften the lines of a building.

  • Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.

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