Stipa tenuissima is commonly known as Mexican Feather Grass, and it a lovely perennial ornamental grass. It has a mounding habit with thin flexible leaves that form thick green clumps. The flowers usually appear in June and turn from green to gold as they mature. They work well planted in containers as well as directly in the garden. They are especially attractive at night with garden lights. Mexican Feather Grass has fairly good hardiness to cold yet it performs well with the intense heat of summer. It prefers a full sun location and well-drained soil. Mexican Feather Grass has virtually no pests or disease and requires little care. Start the seed indoors 4 – 6 weeks before the end of frost season. Press the seed into the soil and lightly cover. Keep the seeds moist until germination. With a temperature range of 68 – 72F, germination is usually within 21 days. Transplant the ornamental grass outdoors after frost danger has passed. Space the plants 12 inches apart.
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- USDA Zones: 6 – 10
- 16 inch perennial
- Bloom Color: White
- Sowing Rate: 5 – 6 seeds per plant