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20% off Hardy Shrubs
20% off Exotic, half-hardy plants and succulents

Stipa calamagrostis

Common Name: Rough feather grass, Silver Spike Grass
Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Hardy Grass


Elegant, arching grass with bluish-green leaves which turn coppery in autumn contrasting with the feathery white flower panicles. Deciduous. Cut hard back in winter to early spring before new leaves emerge. For well drained soil in sun to part shade.

POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  2 litre
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Hardy
Position/Situation:  Banks and Slopes
Planting Style:  prairie
Scent:  No Scent
Suggested Use:  Erosion Control
Flower Colour:  Brown
Leaf Colour:  Green
Habit/Shape:  Clump forming
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Heavy/Clay
Soil PH:  No preference
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus

Availability:  

<b>Currently being propagated, please enquire </b>  

Currently being propagated, please enquire

Price:  £6.00

Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £35) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.