Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima ~ Mexican Feather Grass

Mexican Feather Grass

Nassella tenuissima

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Mexican Feather Grass is a clump-forming  native  grass grown for its foliage and sways in the slightest wind.  The light silvery-green foliage is coupled with airy stems of white flowers in the summer that brown in fall with the foliage.  Grows best in  full sun and well-drained soils.  Treat Mexican Feather Grass as an annual if temperatures reach below 20 in winter.

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico

Height: 

1’ - 3'

Spread: 

1' - 3'

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 10

Culture: 

Full Sun Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

Summer,  Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  May go dormant in drought or cold winters.  Well-drained soils essential to avoid rot and mildew, heave mulch can also induce rot.  Do not cut back after winter unless treated as annual.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings,  Borders Naturalized Areas Woodland Garden Rock Gardens Native Gardens Groundcover, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Muhly Grass Catmint Stokes’ Aster

IMAGES:  Stan Shebs Nassella tenuissima CC BY-SA 3.0, (2)  Stan Shebs Nassella tenuissima spray CC BY-SA 3.0, (3)  Alex Lomas Stipa tenuissima (5863782536) CC BY 2.0, (4) Photo by  Matt Lavin Stipa (Nassella) tenuissima - Mexican feathergrass

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