Giant Stipa: care tips

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The giant stipa is a grass which, as its name suggests, is well known for reaching great heights.

Easy to care for, it fits very well in a grassy area but also in isolated for its beautiful decorative power.

In summary, what you need to know is:


Name
 Stipa gigantea
Family  Poaceae
Type  : Perennial, grass

Height
 : 2 m
Exhibition  : Sunny
Sol  : Ordinary, well drained

Foliage
 : Persistent

Flowering  July to October

Photo: By A. Barra (Own work) [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY -3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Planting of the giant stipa

It doesn’t matter whether it’s spring or fall.
Choose a sunny spot.

  • Multiplication by tuft division in the fall.

Size of the giant stipa

No pruning is necessary but it is nevertheless preferable to cut the stems at the end of winter.

If you wish to reduce your stipa, wait until after the flowering period.

About the giant stipa

This very large perennial is a part of the grasses and offers beautiful golden culms from summer to fall.

You can install the stipa as a perennial or shrub bed, but also in isolation or to highlight its beautiful foliage.

It is very easy to maintain.

This grass is particularly suited to poor soils.

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