Giant Feather Grass
The species of this widely distributed genus of cool season grasses are evergreen in milder climates. All are clump forming and most relish well-drained soil and low humidity. Perfect for cut arrangements, the flowers shimmer in morning and end-of-the-day light, and in the breezes of any hour.
Native to Africa and southwestern Europe, this cool season grass boasts 7 ft. tall, jointed stalks, resembling lean bamboo, with airy 10 in. panicles of oat-like ﬂowers that emerge as purple-on-green, then ripen to pale metallic gold. The unforgettable floral display continues all fall and looks fabulous in cut arrangements. Defined by tidy, narrow green blades, a dense fluid-looking 2 ft. hummock remains evergreen where winters are mild, and where summers are hot and humid, it favors sunny fast-draining sites. We recommend a gentle breeze and backlighting for full effect.
Size: 6' 0" – 7' 0" high x 4' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 7.