Plant Family / Stipa - Feather Grasses
Among the most beautiful and graceful ornamental grasses, Stipa (Feather Grass) are evergreen or deciduous, mostly perennial grasses, forming tufted clumps of arching, linear leaves. In summer and fall, they enjoy narrow panicles with long awns which add to the beauty and translucency of their inflorescences. Rustling in the wind and animating your plantings, whether in containers, mixed herbaceous borders or rock gardens, these full sun grasses are easy to grow.
Native to southern Europe, Stipa barbata (Silver Feather Grass) is an exceptionally beautiful and graceful perennial grass. Forming a dense clump of slender and upright arching foliage, this shimmering grass exhibits extraordinary, soft, silky silvery awns.
For a beautiful textural presence! Stipa tenuissima is an exceptionally lovely and graceful ornamental grass which exhibits silvery-green thread-like leaves in late spring, that sway gracefully in the slightest breeze, delicately softening any landscapes.