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Stipa tenuissima

B3B3 Posts: 21,435

My Stipa tenuissima got hammered flat in the spring storms.

As I've never grown them before, I was wondering if, under normal circumstances, their shape is a circular fountain of hairy loveliness or do they normally lean to one side like a trump combover on a bad hair day? If this is so, I'll move them to where they can get a bit of support.

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,835

    B3 - that is so funny! I just had to make a comment but I don't know too much about Stipa except it always looks beautiful

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

     comb over mostly. If conditions are perfect, great. But conditions are rarely perfect. 

    Last edited: 29 July 2016 20:28:36

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

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    See? Beautiful as LB says.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,835

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    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,435

    Verdun mine look somewhat like the picture above but longer. Do you mean that I should place them like #we three drunken maidens# so that they can support each other?.

    I followed your advice last year but overplanted assuming I'd lose stuff. Everything has thrived and I think I'm going to be in trouble next year. Hope you will allow me to bend your ear when the time comes to divide things  - whenever that isimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,435
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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