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).
Zones6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good for Containers
Evergreen
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Dried Flowers
Great for Mass Plantings
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size60-72" tall (5-6 feet) 18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015274

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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SKU
HC015274
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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
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, Low Maintenance, Good for Containers, Evergreen, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Dried Flowers, Great for Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Western Only, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
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