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Stipa Lessingiana

Hair grass

Related to, but larger and finer than Stipa tenuissima, this is a very tactile feather grass that you'll want to run your hands through. 

The cloud-like seed-heads are abundant, splayed out and feathery so that one plant can look like quite a large clump. 

It is compact, dainty and well behaved enough to plant with quite delicate perennials although it does have a tendency to self seed. 

It will look quite at home in a rockery, tub or planter where the arching graceful habit spreads over rather than through smaller plants. For some strange reason very few people cultivate this grass which in our view is a shame. 

Deciduous but if the seed-heads become too matted in winter, sheer the very tops off and go lower in spring.

£ 6.50  OUT OF STOCK

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Gramineae

Hardy perennial grass (D)

H7

60cm 

60cm 

Bright green 

Silvery buff 

Moist but well-drained 

Full sun

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