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A picture of a Golden Oats

Golden Oats

Stipa gigantea

Photo by Roosie (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1.5m

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Golden Oats

Some tall Stipa gigantea golden oats grass growing in a garden
A close up of some Stipa gigantea golden oats grass growing in a garden
A field of Stipa gigantea grass
Some Stipa gigantea golden oats grass growing in a garden
A close up of some Stipa gigantea golden oats grass growing in a garden

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

Seed

Sow seed in spring.

Division

Divide between late winter-early spring.

Special features of Golden Oats

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Ground cover