Grows in clumps of thin, wiry, green leaves and produces feathery flowers of golden yellow in summer.
Mexican Feather Grass puts on a spectacular show when its flowers bloom (as you can see from our pictures), they look like fountains of white sand, or golden fireworks bursting from the ground. A popular choice for borders, bedding and coastal style gardens. As its name suggests, it is native to central America, meaning it doesn’t handle the cold as well as other ornamental grasses on GardenPlantsOnline.
Ornamental Grasses are chosen for their decorative qualities and whether used indoors or outdoors, they can bring a striking diversity to your garden. From round shrubs to tall walls of quivering spikes, ornamental grasses bring new shapes and textures that will contrast against the twisted roots of trees and the blooms of traditional plants and flowers. They are also becoming increasingly popular due to their hardiness against the British weather and their ability to hold their colour through autumn and winter.
Latin Name: Stipa Tenuissima
English Name: Mexican Feather Grass, Stipa Pony Tails, Texas Needle Grass
Foliage Type: Deciduous.
Flower: Golden Yellow.
Flowering Period: Late-Summer.
Suggested Location: Outdoor
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Sand. Clay. Chalk. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: Medium (H4)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -10 °C to -5 °C (14 °F to 23 °F)
Suggested Uses: Borders. Flower Beds. Courtyards. Informal or Coastal styles.
Maintenance: Remove old leaves and flowers in early spring.
Growth Habit: Upright/Tufted.
Growth Speed: Slow (5cm to 15cm per year)
Starting Height: 20cm to 40cm (0.7 ft to 1.4 ft)
Final Height: 75cm (2.5 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 30cm (0.7 ft to 1.0 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 100cm (3.2 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 10 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 35cm to 63cm (1.2 ft to 2.1 ft)
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