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Stipa Pennata

The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 482
Does anyone know where I can buy this grass? It’s a native species apparently, but I can’t find it for sale anywhere.


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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    I googled and found several nurseries listing it, but maybe you'v e tried them and they're out of stock. It's easy from seed, mine came from Chiltern Seeds
  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 482
    edited August 2019
    Yes, the seed sellers are abundant, but I tried growing from seed this year, to no avail. I’ve no idea why not even specialist ornamental grass nurseries like Knoll wouldn't have such a beautiful native grass in stock. It’s the same with Stipa Barbata. 
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 630
    What distinguishes S.pennata?  I have a stipa but have forgotten which one, and have loads of seedlings..
  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 482
    Helix said:
    What distinguishes S.pennata?  I have a stipa but have forgotten which one, and have loads of seedlings..
    It’s likely to be tennuissima, which is gorgeous, but quite common. Pennata has long delicate awns that dance in the slightest breeze....




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