STIPA TENUISSIMA

Mexican Feather Grass
Plant Type

Grass-like, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Green

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7A-10B

(Nassella tenuissima) Forms an finely textured clump 2 foot tall 2-3 foot wide. With needle thin leaves. In summer produces very thin flower stems that arch and end in silvery green 3 inch awns that age to a soft yellow. Will remain attractive into winter. Best if cut to ground each year. Can withstand temperatures to 10* F hardy to zone 2. Needs heat to thrive and bloom well.

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