Stipa tenuissima - Mr. Fothergill&

Stipa Tenuissima (Pony Tails) - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds RHS

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Stipa tenuissima

  • 60cm height
  • 30cm spread
  • Sow January to march 
  • Flowers July to October
  • Hardy Perennial 
  • Also known as Angel Hair
  • Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Cutting

Also known as ‘Angel Hair’, this wonderful semi-evergreen grass produces year-round interest, with wispy, pale yellow-green leaves topped with fluffy plumes of silver-green flowers, maturing to blonde-buff. It is very elegant, moving in the slightest breeze. Ideal for dot planting or as feature plants in a mixed border.

The RHS Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality, awarded to garden plants with excellent garden performance. Each award is given only after a trial at an RHS Garden and judge by a team of experts.

The extensive flower seed range creates beautiful garden displays with excellent performance. Additionally they have been awarded RHS’s perfect for pollinators, as the best source of food for pollinating insects.

Approx. 100 Seeds

Sow indoors: January to March, in trays of seed compost. Sow thinly, cover lightly with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep approx. 20oC. Germination may be slow and erratic. Seedling appear 14-42 days. Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough transplant small clumps to individual 7.5cm pots. Stand outside for a few days late May (avoid frosts). Transplant 30cm apart in growing position. Keep moist and weed free.


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