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Giant Stipa: care tips

Giant Stipa: care tips

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The giant stipa is a grass which, as the name suggests, is well known for reaching great heights.

Easy to maintain, it finds its place very well in a grass bed but also in isolation for its beautiful decorative power.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name
: Stipa gigantea
Family : Poaceae
Type : Perennial, grass

: 2 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

: Persistent

Flowering : July to October

Photo: By A. Barra (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Planting the giant stipa

Regardless, in spring or fall.
Choose a sunny spot.

  • Multiplication by division of the tuft in autumn.

Giant stipa size

No pruning is necessary but it is nevertheless preferable to cut back the stems at the end of winter.

If you want to reduce your stipa, wait until the end of flowering.

To know about the giant stipa

This very large perennial is one of the grasses and offers magnificent golden culms from summer to fall.

You can install the stipa in perennial or shrub beds, but also in isolation or to showcase its superb foliage.

Its maintenance is very easy.

Smart tip on the giant stipa

This grass is particularly suited to poor soils.

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