How to grow Giant Feather Grass

Stipa gigantea

Plants should establish quickly and, once growing well, need little attention apart from cutting back of the foliage during the winter to tidy it up before the new flush of growth appears in the spring. Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Transplanting Giant Feather Grass

Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; divide from mid-spring to early summer.

Giant Feather Grass is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

How long does Giant Feather Grass take to grow?

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Giant Feather Grass Etymology

The name Stipa comes from the Greek word stuppe meaning tow, from the feathery inflorescences. The specific epithet gigantea appropriately describes the tall stems, while the common name ‘Golden oats’ accurately describe the oat-like panicles of flowers which are golden when ripe.

Other names for Giant Feather Grass

Golden Oats


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