Sale-badge Peruvian Feather Grass 'Stipa Ichu'

Peruvian Feather Grass 'Stipa Ichu'

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A highly sought after rarely offered grass with a lot going for it. Dense clumps of narrow, green leaves that are adorned through summer with an abundance of long, white plumes that last the distance. It is these flowers that add glorious movement and an ethereal softness to the display.

Ideal for adding structure, movement and colour to the garden.

Commonly known as Peruvian Feather Grass, and previously Jarava ichu, it holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, one of the highest accolades a plant can have. And one that indicates it is easily grown and will make you look good.

It is a good, manageable size and provides year round interest with bronzed foliage in winter. Lauded by grasses doyen, Neil Lucas, he recommends 3-5 plants per square metre.

This versatile plant is well suited to a variety of garden or container options. It is at home in cottage gardens, easily used in mass plantings as a ground cover and makes an easy accent or backdrop plant.

Plant in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. If it is too moist it tends to rot – so those hard to fill dry shade positions are not a problem! The plants are quick to establish and easy to care for, they will last around four years, they should then be replaced/divided, the seed is viable and will self sow (certainly not to an invasive level) or can be collected for sowing in autumn.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm

Code

STIIC

Botantical name

Jarava ichu

Height

60-90cm

Width

60-90cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Pots

Size

7.5 cm

Water needs

1