E.A. By the way have you ever grown my favourite Miscanthus nepalensis? Maybe good for a container too. The flowers open in June as silvery-purple and mature to shades of wheat. It took me a while to work out that young plants thrive best on relative neglect while older plants can be treated more ruthlessly. Pixie Spanish oats (Stipa gigantea “Pixie”) has dense tufts of dark-green leaves with long-stemmed golden heads like giant oats. Thatchy strands blend in, as do spent flowering stems. Change ). Stipa gigantea 'Pixie' Stipa gigantea 'Variegata' Stipa grandis Stipa ichu Stipa joannis Stipa krylovii Stipa lessingiana Stipa mollis Stipa neomexicana Stipa offneri Stipa papposa Stipa patens Stipa pekinense Stipa pennata Stipa pulcherrima Stipa pulcherrima 'Windfeder' Stipa ramosissima Stipa robusta Stipa spartea Stipa viridula. Posted by kate@barnhouse in Ornamental grasses, Anemanthele lessoniana, Chionochloa 'Rubra', grooming evergreen grasses, stipa gigantea. Helleborus argutifolius. If you’ve space between plants, Iris sibirica work nicely as a long term, early flowering combination – both are usually on sale on the same time of year. Pixie Spanish oats (Stipa gigantea ‘Pixie’) has dense tufts of dark-green leaves with long-stemmed golden heads like giant oats. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets, Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing, MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained, Ultimate height suppliers. Can reflower in autumn. In 1998 Metcalf warned that in optimum conditions NZ landscapers should be aware of anemanthele’s propensity to become a self-seeding nuisance, the gossamer sprays of infloresences are loaded with fine seed held on arching wiry stems intent on being tracked by hoof or boot rather than being windborne. 5.00. I agree with your selection, unfortunately gigantea did not like our garden, too much shade, I think. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Hi Erik, thank you for your most interesting comments on this post. Perennials. Even so, I’d hesitate to risk one of these tightly bunched mature specimens. I put them in half shade last time for some dozy reason. The Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius) features brilliant chartreuse flowers. I reduced them by 30%. I am going to Beth Chatto’ s tomorrow so I shall be on the look out for some more. I’ve been debating whether to cut back the pheasant grass that I moved a few weeks ago. Re Stipa : if all four plants enjoy the same site/conditions but one of them shows predominantly stalled flowering stems, do you think that you’re noticing the difference between variable seed grown plants? Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Pixie Fountain’-3L £ 8.99. Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass. The younger ones have gone brown at the tips and I’m thinking they should have a light trim. In a garden setting this   makes it easier to deal with unwanted seedlings. Vidēji agri ziedoÅ¡a peonija. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Just thought I’d share this. All of mine started to look less lush from mid Feb, just the bad weather I think. A New Look for the National Garden Scheme! May 19, 2016 - Add romance and hazy color to your life–and create instant curb appeal–by planting perennials grasses in a front yard, alongside a path, or as a mini meado Of my seven recently moved Anemanthele interestingly it is the older ones that I cut back that are settling in the best. To my utter delight and amazement, the once miserable plants self-seed profusely now. In our exposed garden overwintering foliage tips are first tinted, then dried by frosts as well as by desiccating winds, cutting them back too soon risks the new foliage too. I like the sound of ‘Goldilocks’, I wonder if it might do well in a large planter? AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. Genus Stipa can be evergreen or deciduous, mostly perennial grasses with arching, folded or rolled, linear leaves and narrow panicles of often long-awned spikelets in summer and autumn Details 'Pixie' is a tufted, evergreen grass, producing a dense mound of tough, narrow leaves and open, branched panicles of golden, oat-like flowers to 1.2m in summer and autumn Sanbaz . the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9, Other common names The longevity of grasses versus their seeding or growth habits fascinates me, I can see that some are much lower maintenance for being truly perennial than others. Out of stock. Now a question. This is very useful again, Kate. Stipa gigantea. 222879/SC038262, If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases. There’s a garden in N.Ireland where they make good specimens in big planters. Re anemanthele : even within the UK certain grasses perform differently so require different maintenance, especially at the juvenile stages – I got away with a lot more growing them in London than I do here on the (winter-wet) Welsh borders. 27 Sep, 2009 . Good luck with yours. Chilly weather enhances the foxy-red tints in its foliage. Since finding them a sunny, sheltered, and spacious spot in well-drained soil they’ve thrived on very little attention from me. Anemanthele is a likeable chameleon, in a dry sunny spot the orange tints are sharpest, in damp shade foliage is more olive-green. Thanks for the mention Kate. times, Need more criteria? Pennisetum macrourum : perfect picked, dried or simply left on the plant …. The Garden House images are worth checking out for an idea of the full size at maturity 4’x3′ (especially if thinking about pot growing). Seedlings take two years to grow a good root system, only then do they make sturdy plants for spacing in the border. Join Stipa gigantea Pixie Stipa pennata Stipa gigantea Pixie Strobilanthes penstemenoides Stylophorum bed 1 Sycopsis sinensis Symphytum Langthorn's Pink Syringa sp 38 Y.Pk Syringa sp Y. Pk 36 Tagetes lemonii Tecoma capensis Teucrium flavum Teucrium lucidrys Thalictrum Hewitt's Double Thelypteris decursiva-pinnata Chionochloa rubra is the lowest maintenance grass I grow, since planting it in 2011 I haven’t laid a finger on it. I can’t get the link to work, search C. Rubra Coosheen should yield images. Thanks to a top-tip from him I’ve recently discovered an inspirational planting of this easy-going grass in Devon. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. It makes me want to be more adventurous with them. Admittedly, conditions are much more favourable down in the sheltered yard, the plants growing in gravel in an open sunny spot are much stronger as a result. Does the same happen with some your S. gigantea clumps? Add to basket; Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’-3L £ 8.99. Pixie Spanish oats (Stipa gigantea “Pixie”) has dense tufts of dark-green leaves with long-stemmed golden heads like giant oats. Typha latifolia 'Variegata' Variegated Cattail. ( Log Out /  Having sulked in four other positions in this as well as my last garden, I’d almost given up on them. To curtail wayward seedlings I deadhead anemanthele, preferably on a damp day before the seed sets. I once grew Stipa gigantea but it died in the first winter – I suspect it was too damp where I planted it. Prolonged cold and wet spring weather can also put off them off. Wordless Wednesday : Tulip ‘Orange Emperor’. These days I’d say Stipa gigantea is a close second to being ultra-low maintenance. Stipa gigantea is my favourite grass, with the sun shining through it, it is just like spun gold! Saxifraga 'Red Pixie' 5.00. Now I need to get the succession going and replace the oldest each year. I am at once tempted to replace the three under-performing plants with seedlings of the best one – they all self-sow with abandon around my garden – and reluctant to replace mature plants that have taken years to reach that point with open-pollinated seedlings that are not guaranteed to perform like their better parent. Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Pixie Fountain ... Stipa gigantea. Noticeably, in mid-summer, tussocks look greener than in winter. Mesi di fioritura : giugno, luglio, agosto. Stipa can be evergreen or deciduous, mostly perennial grasses with arching, folded or rolled, linear leaves and narrow panicles of often long-awned spikelets in summer and autumn, Details Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Stipa tenuifolia Mexican Feather Grass. Maybe it’s just a well kept secret? Numero esemplari /m² : 3. Bowles and The Riddle of the Pheasant’s Tail Grass, Hakonechloa macra : Japanese Forest Grass. These plants will have a lot more details displayed including an image. I was whooping in agreement when I read his authoritative cultivation notes : anemanthele should never be cut right back to ground level. Much earlier in the year, planted a metre apart on centre allows room for clumps of Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Nights’ to be squeezed in between them, both flower early in May so any tidying of the stipa has to be done sooner rather than later in the spring. This year the younger and more vigorous row beside the more sheltered cedar path were cut back by 50%. All I know about grasses could be written on a single blade, so I found this fascinating. Bekijk meer ideeën over Siergrassen, Tuin grassen, Tuin ideeën. Thank you Kate for another interesting and informative post. alba, Wordless Wednesday : Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’, NGS Open Day June 2017 and Plans for 2018, Wordless Wednesday : A Bit of Light Relief, Wordless Wednesday : Fascinating Fasciation, ‘Lamprothyrsus hieronymi!’ A Grassy Magic Spell for NGS Day, Wordless Wednesday : Clematis ‘Pangbourne Pink’, Wordless Wednesday : Paeonia x lemoinei ‘Souvenir de Maxime Cornu’, Wordless Wednesday : Raindrops on a Favourite Rose, Wordless Wednesday : A Tiny Teatime Treat, Wordless Wednesday : Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Night’, Wordless Wednesday : Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’. Our last winter was the longest and wettest in a long time – perhaps 10 years – and for the first time I felt that a mere combing of my Anemanthele lessoniana clumps wouldn’t be enough, so I cut them back in early spring. The above images of seedlings lifted from the gravel path were either potted-up or planted in a nursery bed last spring. golden oats 'Pixie', Family Best used as a specimen plant, surrounded by a low groundcover. Carex solandri is a wonderful, pot friendly, dead easy evergreen sedge, it would look stunning in the back row of your spring bulb theatre (;. Symphyotrichum cordifolium 'Blue Heaven' 5.00. I have heard that there’s an RHS trial of Stipa gigantea in the pipeline, there have been a number of new introductions like ‘Goldilocks’ and ‘Pixie’, I wonder if this will come up? Above is the runt of the driveside plants, ticking over in a very inhospitable spot this one deserves a little extra TLC, hence time with a wide-toothed dog comb. Fifty of them are planted a metre apart formimg a low hedge beside the drive which then curves back in a loop around the Acer griseum. Chionochloa looks very pretty and I’ve just noted it. Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance The garden is in w. Corke. Come spring I hunt out the remaining seedlings, they’re usually huddled close to the parents, then pot them up. STIPA calamagrostis; STIPA Capillata (feather- Grass) STIPA extremiorientalis; STIPA gigantea ... STOKESIA laevis ‘Purple Pixie’ PP19833 COPF – Stokésie – Stoke’s Aster; STOKESIA laevis ‘Silver Moon’ – Stokésie – Stoke’s Aster; STYLOPHORUM diphyllum – Stylophore à deux feuilles – Celandine Poppy; Try an advanced search, RHS Registered Charity no. If I can find the name of it I’ll get back to you. I haven’t tried it, but I’m told mature clumps divide well. Sedum hybridum 'Czar's Gold' ... Stipa gigantea. Wordless Wednesday : Stipa gigantea Going for Gold, Wordless Wednesday : Glowing in the Twilight, Nearly Wordless Wednesday : Ladies in Lavender, Wordless Wednesday : Nasturtiums and Summer Showers, NGS Day June 26th 2016 : Gates Open Today from 1-5.30pm, Wordless Wednesday : The Common Spotted Orchid, Wordless Wednesday : Siberian Iris ‘Silver Edge’. Thank you, Dan, I’m glad you like it. Typha angustifolia. The garden is loosely inspired by a visit the designer made to the Roman ruins at Ptolemais, Libya, several years ago which planted the seed in his mind to create a contemporary, sunken garden for The Telegraph. All of which suggests that sourcing good-sized plants from a specialist nursery is a sound investment. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Once the centre of the plant looks this thatchy it’s time to replace them with seedlings coming into their third year. Stipa leaves are leathery, for me gloves are a must. It is useful to know which ones to cut back and when. City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Architectural, Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring, Diseases In either extreme flowering seems to be restricted. Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of Festuca glauca ‘Blaufuchs ... Stipa calamagrostis. Typha angustifolia. Our work is driven by our simple love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a … How interesting, Kate. Typha latifolia Broadleaf Cattail. Spent day lily stems in a mass of anemanthele inflorescence. Beautiful images! Wordless Wednesday : Soaking up the spring sunshine, Chionochloa : A Case of Mistaken Identity, Wordless Wednesday : Welcome signs of Spring, Pennisetum alopecuroides : a late winter friend, Eragrostis curvula : African weeping love grass, Tall purple moor-grass : Molinia caerulea subsp. It got a bit stressed immmediately afterwards and no longer looks lush. Planted in three waves, they don’t need replacing all in one go. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected yep, just found their photo stream on flickr…looking fab, pity I didn’t know about it when I lived there or maybe it’s a fairly new garden. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jag gillar samplantering bäst, t ex med höstanemoner och rosor som i denna rabatt. Also, it may depend on which form the seed came from…. Symphyotrichum laeve 'Arcturus' 5.00. Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience. Most interesting post Kate with lots of practical information – and some lovely photos of sun on your grasses. NEWSLETTER SIGN UP. Stipa gigantea comes in a range of sizes, from the shortest ‘Pixie’ to the tallest ‘Gold Fontaene’, last year Neil Lucas introduced ‘Goldilocks’ which is of medium height. Grow in medium to light, moderately fertile soil in full sun. I now want to try again, but will see how I go with my pot of Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ and build up my confidence from there :-). Showa gloves are great for gently grooming grasses by hand, designed to be slightly tacky loose leaves stick to them. 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