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Stipa calamagrostis

Description: A deciduous grass with tall, glaucous, arching leaves and masses of long, feathery panicles of pale green spikelets in late summer which turn silvery-white light buff in autumn and persist into winter.

Uses: Use as a focal point in a mixed border or gravel garden, or to soften the lines of a building.

Climate/Position: Full sun

Height/Spread: 0.5 - 1 metres x 0.5 - 1 metres

Soil Requirements: Moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil

Pruning: Cut down to the ground in late winter, before the new foliage appears

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