Chrysopogon gryllusChrysopogon gryllus

Chrysopogon gryllus

Chrysopogon gryllus is a rarely offered ornamental grass that deserves to be much better known. We read about it’s many virtues in a Piet Oudolf book and planted some.Later we saw established clumps looking positively stunning in the wonderful German garden Hermanshoff. It is not disimilar to Stipa gigantea but is more delicate and has a distinctive pinky hue when the sun lights up through its seed heads. It is wonderful in July with Echinacea pallida seeding through the haze. Height 1.5 -1.8m. Sunny position. Takes 3 years to start producing large flowering clumps but worth the wait!