Golden feather grass (Stipa pulcherrima)
Golden feather grass (Stipa pulcherrima) is a grass plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Golden feather grass (Stipa pulcherrima).
This plant has several common names including: golden feather grass or most beautiful stipa.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: golden feather grass, most beautiful stipa
Scientific name: Stipa pulcherrima
Plant type: Grasses
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Golden feather grass (Stipa pulcherrima), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Golden feather grass (Stipa pulcherrima) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, clay or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Stipa pulcherrima likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Golden feather grass (Stipa pulcherrima) should be grown in full sun places.