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