Bunch grass or feather grass - a beautiful eye-catcher in the flower bed
Attractive ornamental grasses should not be missing in any garden, because they set very special accents. Winter-hardy plants in the garden are still a beautiful eye-catcher in the colder months of the year and can be combined well with various other plants such as flowers, shrubs and perennials. Stipa capillata is the scientific name of the Büschel hair grass, which is also known as feather grass. Such grasses in the garden are cluster-forming, crested and offer a wonderful sight next to flowering groundcover plants such as Balkan cranesbill, Bergenia, Blue Bunchweed, Chinese plumbago or Bluecissus. This ornamental grass reaches heights of up to 80 centimetres. It has rolled or folded linear leaves, is wintergreen and has a greyish-green light colour.
All-year plantable ornamental grass
This pretty ornamental grass can be planted all year round. You should plant five to seven plants per square metre. The flowering season of the Büschel hair grass or feather grass is the months of July and August. The flower colour of the fine plumes and narrow panicles is silvery-white. It is best to choose a sunny location for this ornamental grass. The decorative grass prefers well-drained, nutrient-poor and sandy soil. Feather grasses suit a wide range of garden styles and are easy to care for. In a classic perennial garden with group planting, such grasses are equally at home as in a gravel garden with a distant orientation.
Versatile in the garden
Spring grasses fit into borders, round beds and rockery. You can plant such ornamental grasses in the front garden or next to a driveway. Feather grass always sways gently in the wind and has a calming effect on the viewer. Feather grasses with their striking fruit stalks and filigree awns are also suitable for planting in gardens and tolerate drought and heat very well. Grasses in the garden are always good for the entire ecosystem and support biodiversity as food for insects. Another name for the feather grass with its enchanting appearance and loose panicles and graceful blades is hairy-pea grass.
For low-maintenance planting
Our summers are unfortunately getting drier and drier. Ornamental grasses such as feather grass cope wonderfully with heat and drought because they are originally native to Asia and warmer areas of Europe. Feather grasses also do well in the vicinity of equally robust conifers and deciduous shrubs. Büschel hair grasses are also ideally suited for planting in containers and can thus decorate the terrace, balcony or roof garden. Feather grasses are not only a pretty sight in beds and pots. They also look wonderful in colourful shrubs. Such grasses spread by themselves, but you don't have to worry about them spreading too far.