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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 flowering grass that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Mexican feather grass normally grows with a clump-forming habit to a mature height of 60.96 cm (that's 1.98 feet imperial).

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

  • Very Low

This plant will reseed readily but it is not agressive.

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. Mexican feather grass requires a soil ph of 5.8 - 8.0 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. 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.

See our list of companion Plants for Mexican feather grass to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

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.

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?

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Popular varieties of Mexican feather grass

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