Stipa gigantea Lauren's Cold Hardy

Cold Hardy Giant Stipa Grass

Stipa gigantea Lauren's Cold Hardy is a cool season Mediterranean native grass that 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. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 5-6 ft. tall x 24" wide.
Zones5 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Good For Containers
Evergreen
Great For Mass Plantings
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height5-6' tall
Mature Spread24" wide
Bloom TimeSummer to fall
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015332

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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5-6 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.
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SKUHC015332
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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
Flower Color
Wheat
Mature Height
5-6' tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Summer to fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
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
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Good For Containers, Evergreen, Great For Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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