Stipa gigantea

Giant Stipa Grass

Stipa gigantea, Stipa gigantea, Giant Stipa Grass

A giant growing ornamental grass with tall, graceful flower spikes in late spring, this plant thrives in heat and poor, well drained soils. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLE151

Details

A little known ornamental grass from the Mediterranean, Stipa gigantea's dramatic presence is eye catching in the landscape. A cool season grower, this Stipa blooms in late spring and early summer with graceful 6 ft. tall flower spikes. Giant Stipa thrives in heat and is excellent for use as a hedge, along walls or driveways.
SKU HBLE151
Common Name Giant Stipa Grass
Botanical Name Stipa gigantea
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Western Only, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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A true beauty when sun his dew on efflouresence

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from Hampshire Co WV

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about High Country Gardens Stipa gigantea:

    We had a gorgeous specimen I loved to watch when the sun rose and hit the dew on his seed heads. Like sparkling stars. Magical. Then the contractor destroyed it without telling me so I could save it. I hunted over 5 years to find a source. It needs to be where it can be seen in early morning with the dew. I hope my current plant grows up to be like its predecessor. A fantastic grass. Very hard to find.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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