Stipa gigantea

Stipa gigantea (Golden Oats, Giant Oat Grass)
Certainly one of the most dramatic grasses, green tussocks of narrow foliage erupt with tall arching stems of golden oat like flowers in June and July that sit well above the leaves, moving and swaying in the slightest breeze and catching the sun for weeks on end. This is one of a handful of true seasonal ‘bookmark’ plants, when you see the flower stems starting to elongate and open – its time the BBQ and a jug of Pimms because Summer has officially started. (For best results – position your flowering Stipa gigantea in between your favourite outdoor seat and the sunset!)
A great source of movement and height, this RHS award winning plant has many uses as a focal point or for softening the lines of hard landscaping features and buildings. Full sun and well drained soil is recommended, once established this majestic grass will bring many years of gardening pleasure.

Stipa Gigantea Potted Grasses

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Stipa gigantea is a semi evergreen grass, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest, especially on frosty days. Give the plants a tidy up in February or March before the new foliage emerges removing old and dead leaves taking care as the basal leaves may be sharp (and so gloves are advisable).

How to grow Stipa gigantea
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Semi – evergreen grass, foliage dies down in colder winters, persists in milder winters.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.

Flowering time: Summer

Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: up to 200cm x 120cm

Hardiness:  Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
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Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

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