"Stipa lessingiana is a common ornamental grass due to its tufting yellow feather-like foliage. The plant is also favoured for its quick growth habit, self-seeding then spreading by underground rhizomes. It is frequently planted in courtyard, city, cottage and gravel gardens, containers, beds, borders, and patios. Although similar to Stipa tenuissima, it is more refined and more prominent in appearance.
Tearing, as they assayed to pass,
The clinging, rush-leaved feather-grass,
That from one gay robe, fluttering through,
Had torn a bead, that shone like dew.
— Amanda Theodocia Jones
Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer
Inflorescence 10 cm to 20 cm
Rocky hill slopes, piedmont regions
Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer"