Stipa tenuissima description:
This is excellent for adding feathery plumes that move around in the breeze in the summer and autumn.
Long lasting, even creates a focal point through the winter.
Good for the middle of a border.
Good for wildlife in general.
Common names: Mexican Feather Grass or Texas Needle Grass.
Also known as: Nassella tenuissima, Nassella tenuissima Pony Tails or Stipa tenuissima Pony Tails.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acid soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Just about hardy, so put in a sheltered spot with other plants close by to shield it.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 100 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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