Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass) is an exceptionally lovely and graceful ornamental grass which exhibits silvery-green thread-like leaves in late spring, that sway gracefully in the slightest breeze, delicately softening any landscapes. All summer, it bears abundant feathery panicles, which are held a little above the foliage and can be used in dried arrangements. Native to the Americas, this perennial grass provides a fairly long-lasting display with its airy silky green leaves turning golden brown towards fall.
- Translucent, this deciduous grass mixes beautifully with almost any flowering bulbs or perennials to create spectacular and elegantly mobile combinations.
- Growing easily in a dense fountain-like clump about 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and across, it enjoys full sun and medium to light, moderately fertile, well-drained soils.
- Drought, rabbit and deer tolerant, Stipa tenuissima requires very little care.
- A graceful accent plant for beds or borders, city or cottage gardens that also does well in containers. Wonderful plant for naturalized meadows thanks to its ability to self sow.
- Generally pest and disease free!
- Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Divide from mid spring to early summer.;