Stipa tenuissima – Buy Ornamental grasses


Attractive, long lasting feathery plumes from the summer and into the winter.

Picture shows it still looking great in February.

Grown in 11 cm pots:

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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.

Stipa tenuissima
Stipa tenuissima

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun.

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:

Normal 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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Additional information

Weight 2.1 kg


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