Mexican feather grass

Stipa tenuissima

Mexican feather grass - Stipa tenuissima

Common Name: Mexican feather grass
Genus: Stipa
Species: tenuissima

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Cream, Grey
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



    Wonderful wispy pale yellow-green leaves topped with fluffy plumes of silver-green flowers maturing to blonde-buff. This versatile deciduous grass is ideal for a sunny gravel garden large container or new perennial border. It's perfect for introducing movement into a planting scheme since the fluffy flower heads and foliage billow in the slightest breeze.

  • Garden Care: Cut back in early spring before the new foliage appears.

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