Feather Grass
Stipa pennata

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stipa (STEE-pa) (Info)
Species: pennata (pen-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 3, 2001, talinum from Kearney, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

Narrow upright stems, with an open spreading crown, 2' to 3' tall.
Leaf blades are medium green.
The most notable feature of the flower is the awn, which resembles a feathery streamer trailing out of each floret. Some awns can be 10"-12" long.
Suitable for the perennial border and use as a dried flower.
No disease or insect problems.

Native to Europe