Stipa gigantea Lauren's Cold Hardy
Cold Hardy Giant Stipa Grass
Details5-6 ft. tall x 24" wide. Stipa gigantea Lauren's Cold Hardy is stunning in bloom. This cool season Mediterranean native grass graces the late spring landscape with its head-high, shiny metallic bronze flower spikes. The grass has finely textured, evergreen leaves and grows best in hot, sunny planting sites. Grown from seed collected in a German botanic garden, it has proven its cold hardiness in Lauren Springer Ogden's Fort Collins, CO garden.
|Common Name||Cold Hardy Giant Stipa Grass|
|Botanical Name||Stipa gigantea Lauren's Cold Hardy|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||5-6 ft. tall|
|Mature Spread||24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Summer to fall|
|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, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Evergreen, Good for Dried Flowers, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Adds Texture|
|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. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Stipa gigantea Lauren's Cold Hardy:
A few grasses do well in the heat (over 100 degrees) and cold (down to zero). This is one of them.
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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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