Nassella tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass, Stipa Grass)


This fast-growing little grass is native to New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and Argentina, at elevations from 5000 to 7000 feet. Light breezes turn this fine-textured and billowy grass into living sculpture. Mexican feather grass forms a clump of chartreuse thread-like leaves and stems which turns gold in the winter. It is fairly short-lived, but naturalizes in the landscape. These can be invasive in wetter landscapes. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide excellent drainage. Cut back in early spring to remove dormant foliage and dried seed heads.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Grass
Size (H x W): 2ft x 2ft
Flower Color: Tan
Hardiness: Zone 6: -10˚F

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