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).
Zones 6 - 10
Good for Containers
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Dried Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size 60-72" tall (5-6 feet) 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC015274

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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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.
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Common Name
Giant Stipa Grass
Botanical Name
Stipa gigantea
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
72 inches
Mature Height
60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
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"
Good for Containers, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Western Only, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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