STIPA gigantea

Reasonable soil
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Pot Size


Stipa gigantea

Height x Spread: 150cm x 75cm

'Giant Golden Oat Grass' forms clumps of arching, narrow green foliage, below a fountain of slender stems with oat-like greenish-purple flowers that shimmer in the breeze. Flowering during the summer, the seedheads then fade to old gold before dropping their seeds, but their bearers stay upright long into the winter, looking beautiful when edged in frost

This fine, architectural plant makes quite a statement in the garden. Ideal for introducing sound, movement and textural lightness into a space, it combines well with perennials such as Achillea and Echinacea, plus Allium bulbs. Low maintenance, in spring just cut back faded stems to the main clump and lightly trim very frayed leaves. It thrives in full sun, in a light to medium, fairly fertile, well drained soil.


This plant is featured within - Rosy’s Planting Plan for a White Border - Sun or Part Shade