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Mexican feather grass

Stipa tenuissima

Mexican feather grass is part of the Stipa genus and its scientific name is Stipa tenuissima.

In some climates this attractive plant may become an environmentally destructive invasive. For instance it is a problem in california, Australia and New Zealand 1.

It is a grass that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Mexican feather grass normally grows to a grass habit.

Mexican feather grass is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Mexican feather grass have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Mexican feather grass

  • Full Sun

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  • Very Low

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very sparingly. Use Zone 7 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Mexican feather grass is thought of as hardy, so Mexican feather grass will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

Growing Mexican feather grass from seed

Transplanting Mexican feather grass

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Mexican feather grass is a hardy plant.

Companion plants for Mexican feather grass

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Mexican feather grass so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Mexican feather grass

These plants will not grow well with Mexican feather grass so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Mexican feather grass problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Mexican feather grass plants:

Other names for Mexican feather grass

Silky thread grass, Mexican needle grass, Pony tails, Mexican hair grass, Angelhair grass, elegant spear grass, pony tail, angel's hair

Nassella tenuissima

Misspellings: Angel Hair

Mexican feather grass care instructions

How long does Mexican feather grass take to grow?

These estimates for how long Mexican feather grass takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

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Popular varieties of Mexican feather grass

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