This rare, superior and truly spectacular plant is related to but larger and finer than Stipa tenuisima, but sadly has barely been discovered in the trade. The massed plumes of soft feathery seedheads are ideal to whisk your hand through, the longer they stand the prettier they become.
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.
Common name:Feather Grass, Hair Grass