Untidy Ornamental Grass

Deirdre Devine asked 12 years ago

I am a beginner gardener and I have a grass which I think may be a Stipa Gigantea. The clump of leaves is very untidy and has spread so that it is now covering neighbouring plants. How can I prevent this spread and is it possible to thin out the clump.? Also should I cut back the woody stems?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The giant stipa can be tidied up in spring and old leaves pulled out or cut back. The clump gets slowly wider and it might be easier to move of the smaller plants that are in its way. You could lift it and split it in spring to reduce its size.