Larger and finer than Stipa tenuissima, this is a very tactile feather grass that you'll want to run your hands through whilst eating a Cadburys Flake. It has that soft focus hazy aura so evocative of 1970's soft porn.
The cloud-like seed-heads are abundant, splayed out and feathery so that one plant can look like quite a large clump.
It will look perfectly peachy in pots or planters where the arching graceful habit spreads over rather than through smaller plants.
Will exuberantly self seed almost anywhere although unwanted seedlings are easily removed. It does not spread by underground rhizomes so can be readily contained.
When the seed-heads become too matted comb through vigorously but try not to cut the plant down in autumn or winter. Evergreen
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Hardy perennial grass (D)
Moist but well-drained
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