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Does anyone have any tips on growing Stipa Gigantia? I want a nice ornamental grass to give some height and interest to my garden and this seems to fit the bill. Thanks in advance.



This grows in moderately fertile, medium to light soil, well drained and in full sun, as this 1 is evergreen, {or semi evergreen} you should cut off any dead leaves in early spring, they're usually trouble free, Derek.

27 Feb, 2013


Thank you Derek! I have just the right spot for it based on that advice. Much appreciated.

27 Feb, 2013


This is my favourite grass. The only thing I would bear in mind is to avoid planting in a windy spot. The flowering stems on mine were bent in half by the winds last year.

27 Feb, 2013


Thanks Dawnsaunt - we're quite sheltered so that shouldn't be a worry.

27 Feb, 2013


I only cut off the flowering stems in spring - the dead leaves can be pulled or combed out - I wouldn't cut them. This grass needs space to look its best. It's beautiful all year round, but especially in the late summer/autumn.

28 Feb, 2013


Thanks Spritzhenry!

28 Feb, 2013


Enjoy it! :-)

1 Mar, 2013

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