Scientific Name: Stipa gigantea Form: Round
Common Name:giant feather grass Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Africa, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Parallel venation, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Purple, Bronze, Jul- Jun
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Sep- Aug, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Specimen plant
Key ID Features:Tall tufted evergreen grass; leaves arching to 2.4 m high, spikelets oat-like, in large panicles