pheasant's tail grass (syn. Stipa arundinacea)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Forming a fountain-like clump of slender evergreen foliage, that takes on red, orange and yellow tones during the colder months of the year, this handsome grass also produces airy flowerheads, which appear in late summer.
- Garden care: In spring, tease out dead foliage by gently running your fingers through it as if it were hair. It may self-seed, but simply pull out seedlings when you see them.