Silver Feather 'Stipa Barbata' Ornamental Grass Seeds
5 Stipa seeds. Commonly known as Feather Grass, due to it's long, feathery, silvery-white awns. Flowers June to July. Can be used as a dried flower, cut in good time or the awns will fall out. Height 90cm with 40cm long awns. S. barbata is a perennial grass producing a loose clump of narrow, mid-green leaves. From early summer it produces small clusters of flowers, silky and silvery at first, then becoming cream, fluffy and curled, like an ostrich feather
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Perennial. Sow indoors. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost, sow finely. Just cover seeds with a sieved layer of soil. Ideal temp. 21-22°C. Germination takes 7-10 days. If germination does not occur cold stratify. Move seeds to -3-+4°C for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth. Once germination occurs move to a cooler position. Transplant seedlings once large enough to handle to 1L pot containing gritty compost. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.