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Mexican Feather Grass in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nassella tenuissima syn. Stipa tenuissima

 

Mexican Feather Grass

Nasella tenuissima (previously known as Stipa tenuissima) is a deciduous grass that has narrow arching leaves and feathery flowers in Summer.

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plant Features
  • Mexican Feather Grass likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Mexican Feather Grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Mexican Feather Grass is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Mexican Feather Grass likes light to medium

    Light to medium

 
plant information

Common name

Mexican Feather Grass

Latin name

Nassella tenuissima syn. Stipa tenuissima

type

Perennial

family

Poaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mexican Feather Grass likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Mexican Feather Grass is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Mexican Feather Grass likes light to medium

    Light to medium

  • Water

    Mexican Feather Grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mexican Feather Grass is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Nassella tenuissima syn. Stipa tenuissima

Nasella tenuissima (previously known as Stipa tenuissima) is a deciduous grass that has narrow arching leaves and feathery flowers in Summer.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Dense compact tufts of slender, grey-green leaves from which smooth stems arise. Soft taup plumes, resembling ponytails,12 inches long appear from mid Summer to early Autumn

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

This plant is very easy to look after and requires very little care. Do not allow it to dry out and keep moist and damp where possible. Like all grasses it can be split and divided in Spring.

 
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