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Stipa Gigantea

I'd like to grow a stipa gigantea in a pot can anyone suggest the size of pot to use and the best compost.


  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    ..but not to start it off, it will indeed need JI3 in time, but if you buy a tiny plant, or sow some seed and get seedlings, you will need to grow it on into steadily increasing sized pots, with more nourishing compost,  as it grows.  I have grown one in a pot, but although it looked lovely for a couple of years, it was not really shown at its best - there are many other beautiful grasses that are better suited to life in a pot.  

  • Thanks for the replies. The reason I thought of this grass is because I wanted some form of soft screening around a seating area but it sounds like it would not be a successful long term option. Back to the drawing board.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046

    molinia karl foerster might be better: more upright , but you could have more than one. I think it'd be better for a pot/ pots.

  • Many thanks again. I need to look closely at all these different options which I wasn't aware were available. I like the idea of 5' of growth in one year as this would suit my project very well.

  • The miscanthus varieties look fantastic and some of them are reasonably compact which is good for me. I am off to visit a plant centre next week to see what is available.

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