Giant Stipa Grass
DetailsA 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.
|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|
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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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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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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