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  • pony tails / angel hair ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia )
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Stipa tenuissima

pony tails / angel hair ( syn. Stipa tenuifolia )

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £14.99
2 litre pot £14.99
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This grass is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its foliage in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose it all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Wonderful, wispy, pale yellow-green leaves topped with fluffy plumes of silver-green flowers, maturing to blonde-buff. This versatile semi-evergreen grass is ideal for a sunny gravel garden, large container or new perennial border. It's perfect for introducing movement into a planting scheme since the fluffy flower heads and foliage billow in the slightest breeze.

  • Garden care: Wearing gloves, comb through the plant in early spring to remove dead foliage.
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