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3 years to reach maturity
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Golden Oats Overview
Stipa gigantea is a grass species in the family, Poaceae. This plant has a robust, tufted habit and produces arching foliage up to 2m long. Foliage is simple, straight and green in colour, flowers are borne in large, fluffy panicles, similar in appearance to oats and coloured brown-sandy beige. Flowers are grassy and purple-tinged, developing to a rich golden colour with age, hence the common name golden oats. It is hardy to -10 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.
How to propagate Golden Oats
Sow seed in spring.
Divide between late winter-early spring.