This ornamental grass has feather-like and fluffy flowerheads which will add some texture and interest to your garden. They will gently sway in the slightest breeze, making for a relaxing sight to gaze upon! Stipa is a perennial species in the Poaceae family, and is among a huge genus of around 300 species.
These Stipa Tenuissima can be enjoyed inside, too. Cut and dry its seed-heads and use in flower arrangements or crafts.
Like other ornamental grasses, the Stipa Tenuissima is easy to care for, making it ideal for beginners. It will thrive in well-drained soil, positioned in full sun, and isn't fussy as to whether its planted straight into a flowerbed or a pot.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W17cm x H40cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like basking in full sunshine
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Jo's Top Tip
The Stipa Tenuissima doesn’t need to be cut down, simply comb through the plant in early spring to remove any dead foliage and flowers.