There are no edible uses listed for Stipa splendens.
A fibre from the leaves is used in making paper
The flowering culms are used for matting, fencing, fuel and the walls of summer tents for nomadic tribes
There are no medicinal uses listed for Stipa splendens.
Seed - sow March in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks, but make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. The seed can also be sown outdoors in April.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
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Easily grown in an ordinary well-drained garden soil in full sun
. Succeeds in dry soils.
Plants are hardy to about -15°c
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Stipa splendens.
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