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PlantFiles: Feather Reed Grass, Gossamer Grass, New Zealand Grass, Pheasants Tail Grass
Stipa 'Sirocco'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stipa (STEE-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Sirocco

Synonym:Stipa arundinacea

Category:
Annuals
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Herbaceous
Variegated
Smooth-Textured
Good Fall Color
Pink
Orange

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive RosinaBloom On Nov 23, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand wrote:

Gossamer Grass adds texture and movement in a sunny or partly shaded garden, and each long, elegant leaf of this lovely grass is tinged with copper and pink tones among the purple-green brilliant colour, adding texture and interest to landscapes, garden beds, mixed containers and hanging baskets. With the cooler temperatures of fall, Stipa Sirocco grass turns shades of pink, cream and copper, and the foliage has a lovely arching habit making it a favorite of many gardeners.
Ornamental grass care includes trimming the plant back in late winter or early spring before new growth appears, and fertilize each spring. Propagation from division can be done in the spring as well.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sonora, California



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