Bearded feather grass Stipa barbata

bearded feather grass


S. barbata is a perennial grass producing a loose clump of narrow, mid-green leaves. From early summer it produces small clusters of flowers, with seed awns up to 45cm long, silky and silvery at first, then becoming cream, fluffy and curled, like an ostrich feather

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      bearded feather grass silver feather grass

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut down to near ground level in early spring

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Drought Resistant Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free