STIPA capilliata

Part shade
Well drained soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread:  90cm x 60cm

One of the most beautiful and lightweight transparent ornamental grasses around, Stipa capilliata produces lots of very fine silver-green spikelets like handfuls of needles swaying gracefully in the breeze.  Standing tall above dense clumps of evergreen basal foliage, it is perfect for adding movement and sound into a garden without density. 

It look stunning backlit by late afternoon light, its display lasting well into winter further heightened by frost.  A fantastic plant for creating a light ethereal screen, it combines beautifully with summer perennials such as s Echinacea, Eryngium and Verbascum, both in a border and vase.  Being a native of the Russian Steppe it thrives in a well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.