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Nassella (formerly Stipa) 'Mexican Feather Grass'

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  • Full Sun,
  • Heat Tolerant,
  • Annual Grass
Common Name:Mexican Feather Grass
Plant Type:Annual
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 What is my zone?
Height:1 - 2 Feet
Spread:1 - 2 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Critter Resistance:Deer

Availability: Out of stock

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Nasella (formerly Stipa) 'Mexican Feather Grass' - PS - 4 1/2" Pot
(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
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(Mexican Feather Grass) Nassella (formerly Stipa) 'Mexican Feather Grass' has flexible, needle like, bright green leaves. The feathery, foliage sways in the slightest breeze adding movement to your landscape. The tan, silky flowers appear late in the summer, and the plant grows 12-24" high and 20-24" wide. Use 'Mexican Feather Grass' as an accent, in borders, mass plantings, rock gardens or in containers, as a "thriller" plant. 'Mexican Feather Grass' can be a perennial in zones 7-10, but treated as an annual in colder locations. Plant heat tolerant 'Mexican Feather Grass' in part to full sun for best results.
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Nasella (formerly Stipa) tenuissima 'Mexican Feather Grass'

Common Name Mexican Feather Grass
USDA Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10
Plant Type Annual
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate
Critter Resistance Deer
Design Use Border, Combination Containers, Container, Massing, Specimen
Container Design Thriller
Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Spring or Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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Customer Reviews

What a Winner Review by Julie W | Zone: 8a
What a winner! I find it drought tolerant. Planted all over Dallas, survives our heat and sun. As touted, fine blades provide graceful movement. Super-long seasonal interest. (Posted on 1/12/2012)
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