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Stipa pulcherrima C. Koch

Tufted grass 70-150 cm. Leaf blades elongated, involute. Panicle 35-55 cm. V - early spring to late autumn (some leaves overwinter). Fl - mid spring to late summer. Fr - mid autumn. P - by seed and division. Prefers sunny places. Good for solitary and group planting and as a cut plant. Close to Stipa pennata L., but much taller and all parts are larger. Z 5. New.

Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East and Europe. In steppe, dry slopes in mountains up to subalpine zone.


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