Giant Feather Grass

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Confident Drama, Golden Giant Feather Grass

  • Showy Ornamental Grass
  • Narrow, Arching Blades
  • Sky-High, Silvery Blooms Mature into Long, Oat-Like Seed Heads
  • Dry the Tan Seed Heads for Long-Lasting Indoor Display
  • Clump-Forming Grass
  • Can Be Grown in Extra-Large Containers
  • Helps Control Erosion
  • Beautiful Screen, Shelter for Birds & Versatile Landscape Use
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Semi-Evergreen Easy-Care Cool-Season Grass
  • Deer Don't Prefer Them

Create excitement with the grand motion of Ornamental Grasses. Nature Hills is pleased to offer so many popular and rare varieties online.

Grasses catch the wind, and add motion and sound. Perhaps we're partial, but we think every yard needs a bold focal point like Giant Feather Grass (Stipa gigantea).

If you're going to go with grasses, go big. The Giant Feather Grass certainly fits the bill.

An outstanding crown of narrow foliage arches up, out and down to form a fluid, yet strong, base. Rely on it to improve the look of your landscaping, while making a big statement.

Leverage the billowing foliage as an effective screening and structure plant. The strappy blades start out green, and develop a mellow tone that absolutely glows in the setting sun.

Give it plenty of room to spread out to its full width. You'll appreciate these elegant players in your landscape.

Starting in early summer, you'll track the progress of the developing flower heads. The silvery-purple panicles are held high aloft the crown on swaying stalks.

Up to 10 inches long, they'll eventually reach many feet up and above the foliage. Once mature, the oat-like plumes will age to a wheat color.

Cut a few of the flower spikes for a pretty dried indoor display in a tall vase placed on your hearth. Or leave them standing for welcome winter interest.

These easy-care plants tolerate drought, once their roots are established. With one annual haircut a year, you can sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of these giant grasses.

Place your order for Giant Feather Grass today!

How to Use Giant Feather Grass in the Landscape

Add them along your drive for an eye-catching way to define your property. Plant several as a showy hedge along your fence line.

For a solid screen, plant three feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Try one as a specimen plant in an island garden bed in the lawn. You'll create a very easy-care focal point for your property.

Love this idea? Expand on it by adding several of them in a loose grouping from three to five feet apart. Create a natural-looking raised berm and include Adam's Needle Yucca and Coneflower, Gaillardia, Black-Eyed Susan and Baptisia.

These rustic landscape choices support the food needs of critical beneficial pollinators and local songbirds. Use this idea to screen out your annual veggie patch or utilitarian Victory Garden.

Plant them on the west side of your entertainment area. Your guests will appreciate their shade, and their striking beauty as the sun sets.

You can even add visual interest to long-standing windbreaks. They'll offer much-needed visual respite when planted on the sunny side of mature evergreen trees.

Why not tuck in Lilacs and Red-Twigged Dogwood shrubs, and a meandering row of flowering trees at the same time? Entice birds with Chickasaw Plum and honey bees with Linden and Sourwood trees.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant these astounding grasses in full sun. They need at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

They will not tolerate wet soil in wintertime. Supply well-drained soil, or plant in raised beds, huge containers or berms.

Water carefully the first season. After that, cool-season Giant Feather Grass grown in the ground is quite drought tolerant.

However, container-grown plants will always require supplemental water. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch to cut down on surface evaporation.

These plants can remain evergreen in warm climates. In all areas, cut foliage to the ground each spring just before it starts to grow. Use a utility saw, jab saw or hacksaw to make it easy.

Maximize the appeal of your landscape. Giant Feather Grass makes it easy. Order yours today.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Giant Feather Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Stipa gigantea
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 inches & Flower Spikes 5-6 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring