Stipa Tenuissima Pony Tails / 2 Ltr Pot - The Pavilion

Stipa tenuissima 'Ponytails' / 2 Ltr pot


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Stipa tenuif ‘Pony Tails’ are a light feathered grass, a soft cloud of swaying blooms on top of delicate stems. It adds movement to the garden, mixing beautifully with other shrubs & perennial’s in the garden. Stipa will soften garden edges and is suitable to be grown in containers also. When Autumn arrives, the grass turns to shimmering gold. 

Stipa tenuissima Pony Tails is a compact & clump-forming, deciduous grass with very fine foliage. It’s airy flowers emerge jade-green in late Spring, gradually turning straw-coloured in autumn, the long bristles flowing in the breeze. Stipa are particularly useful for joining a planting scheme together. Cut back old foliage in early spring to allow the fresh stems to come through  


  • Type: Evergreen shrub
  • Preferred location: Tolerates exposure & full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil: Any reasonably well drained soil
  • Max Height & Spread: 1’–1’4” (30-40cm)  Spread: 1’–1’4” (30-40cm)
  • Season of interest: Spring, Summer & Autumn 
  • Garden Uses: Beds and borders, patio and containers, wall-side borders
  • Garden Style: City and courtyard, woodland garden, cottage and informal garden
  • Garden care: Cut back dead foliage in early Spring