Mexican Feather Grass

Mexican Feather Grass

Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima

Upright divergent. The bright green foliage resembles delicate strings that form vase-like clumps. In the summer, feather-like, green panicles appear and mature to a sandy blonde. Striking when backlit at night.

Mexican feather grass is an exceptional pick for erosion control on sunny slopes. It politely reseeds itself to help prevent any offspring, cut back seed heads before they ripen. Run a rake through it in late winter to early spring to take out dead grass.

Uses: Slopes, drought tolerant landscape

Full Sun to Part Shade

Zone 7-11

Height 12-18″