Stipa gigantea

Giant Feather Grass

Semi-evergreen Grass / Grass-Like

Airy blooms tower atop semi-evergreen clumps of grassy foliage and create a light and transparent vertical element in the garden. Stipa gigantea is deer resistant, drought tolerant and looks good as a single specimen or planted in groups to create open and transparent seasonal division of space in the garden.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 60 - 72 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Summer, Fall
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Hell Strip
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos