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.