The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Stipa Gigantea To cut down or not?

Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

This plant has been in the border a number of years now, never sure whether to cut it right down at this time of the year, or just clean out the dead leaves, any advice on this please?


On plant Stipa gigantea


Answers

 

No, don't cut it down, leave the 'flowers' until the spring to enjoy seeing the frost on them. In the spring, cut off the flowering stems and clean out the dead leaves. It is an evergreen, so it doesn't get cut back in late winter like the deciduous ones do.

Stipas can be divided from mid-spring to early summer if the clumps get overcrowded/too big.

15 Nov, 2008

 

nature wouldnt pick them out so realy i think its up to you.i would just pick up the dead bits myself

15 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks for that, will leave well alone.

15 Nov, 2008

 

cool

19 Nov, 2008

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Stipa Gigantea.... (Stipa gigantea (Giant feather grass))
    Dottydaisy2
  • Stipa Gigantea and Geranium 'Macrorhizum' (Stipa gigantea (Giant feather grass))
    Simbad
  • Raindrops on Stipa......... (Stipa gigantea (Giant feather grass))
    Dottydaisy2
  • Stipa gigantea (Stipa gigantea (Giant feather grass))
    Surreylad

Related products

 


Related questions

Not found an answer?