Stipa tenuissima, or Spanish grass, is a fully hardy, beautiful grass with very fine leaves. The plant has a rich inflorescence of very fine flower stalks up to about 50 cm high, waving beautifully in the wind. Stipa grows beautiful light yellow-green leaves covered with downy panicles of silver-green flowers, growing to blonde yellow. This versatile grass is ideal for a sunny garden, large ornamental pot or perennial border. The waving plumes give a rustic and soothing effect in a light breeze. The plant is also an excellent fit for an oriental-themed garden.
Grow Stipa in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. It is recommended to prune the Stipa back in spring to about 20 cm above the ground. The grasses will then quickly sprout again and form new "hairs. It is also possible to gently comb through the grass clumps with garden gloves in the spring with your fingers to loosen the dead leaves from the plant. This ornamental grass remains green in winter and can withstand temperatures down to -15 degrees.
When delivered, the plants have a height of 20 to 30cm (measured incl. pot). The plants are delivered in pots with a diameter/diameter of 9cm.