Stipa tenuissima

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Stipa tenuissima
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:09:48 AM »
I have sown some Stipa tenuissima but have found so far, that it is not as happy here as I thought it would be.
Germination has been a little erratic.
The ones that have grown, have become brown over the tips of the leaves during winter.
I am sure (hopeful) that come the spring, they will perk up. 8) 8) 8)
The photos are from my previous garden in Cornwall.
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David Bracey

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Re: Stipa tenuissima
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 03:24:15 PM »
Look out for the self-sets.  I stopped growing all the Stipas.  The seeds I suspect are wind borne and the new seedlings are always within a metre or two of the host plant.  Stipas are noxious in Australia??
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 I have gardened in sub-tropical Florida, maritime UK, continental Europe and the Mediterranean basin, France. Of the 4 I have found that the most difficult climate for gardening is the latter.


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Re: Stipa tenuissima
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 07:04:43 PM »
I have seen them thriving in a hot very well drained rock garden. Seedlings were found all over the place. Tenuissima is in the genus Nasella now.