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Decorative Grass Seeds - Stipa Capillata

Botanical - Gramineae / Poaceae


Seed Count:
15 Seeds
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15 Seeds.

Other Names - Bridal Veil, Feather Grass, Needle Grass, Lace Veil…

Stipa Capillata forms a dense clump of foliage with green coloured hair-like awns. When the awns mature they turn a stunning silvery white colour and can be cut and dried for winter decorations. This is an easy grass to maintain and is ideal for growing in the borders.

  • Produces stunning silvery white coloured awns.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Ideal for drying.

Suitable For - Good for drying, architectural gardens, low maintenance gardens, herbaceous borders

Sowing Months - February - March

Flowering Months - July - August

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention the plants will benefit from having a good amount of organic matter such as well rotted manure or compost adding to the soil a few weeks before planting. If the soil is a heavy clay add some course grit to the soil to improve drainage. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial Soil type Moderately fertile, well drained soil
Type Decorative Grass Distance between plants 60 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 100 - 120 cm Germination Temperature 12 to 20℃
Average spread 60 - 90 cm Days to germination 14 - 30 days
Hardiness Fully Hardy RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow Stipa Capillata seeds on the surface of moist compost in trays, pots or modules.
Lightly cover the seeds with some compost or vermiculite.
Place the newly sown seeds in a propagator or a clear plastic bag and seal.
Once germination has started remove the container from the propagator or plastic bag and place in a well lit location with a reduced temperature. Protect from frost.
Once the seedlings are large enough to handle take a small clump of seedlings and transplant them into a 1 litre pot filled with a gritty compost mix.
Grow on until strong, avoid overwatering.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out in the summer.
Plant our at the distance suggested above, avoid overcrowding.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.

Growing On

Newly planted grasses will need watering well until established.
Established plants will benefit from an annual feed in spring with a balanced general fertilizer.
Divide established plants during the spring months. Avoid dividing in autumn as the plants may rot over the winter months before developing a good root system.


To dry the awns for winter decorations cut and hang upside down in a dark, dry, cool location.

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