Silver spike grass (Stipa calamagrostis) 'Algäu'

One of the most graceful, free-flowering, early blooming ornamental grasses, and hardy to boot! This grass forms a densely rounded, refined clump of narrow, green leaves which are semi-evergreen in milder climates. In early summer, gracefully arching tassels of silvery green flowers cascade like a waterfall from the center of the clump. Rain tends to weigh the flower plumes down, but they bounce right back up when they dry out. As they age, the seed heads become fluffy and tawny colored, persisting into winter. It has a beautiful naturalistic style about it and is effective as a focal point or planted in drifts.

Winterhardy cool season perennial
Height 50/90 cm
Width 60-100 cm
Spacing 50-90 cm /7-9 pc/m2
Flowering time VII-X
Site sunny, drier to medium moisture, well drained soil.
Use accent, groups
Cutting back late spring
Propagation  division
Cutting back spring
Availability 2021 plants
Out of stock