mexican feather grass, texas needle grass

FAMILY: Poaceae | GENUS: NASSELLA tenuissima

TYPE
  • Perennials
  • Ornamental Grasses
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Drought Tolerant
PLANTING ZONES
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

Native to Texas and Mexico, this is one of the finest-textured, softest-looking ornamental grasses. Threadlike, bright green leaves form a clump to 2 ft. tall, 23 ft. wide. In summer, produces very thin flowering stems that arch outward and downward, ending in a cloud of silvery green inflorescences that age to a light straw color and remain attractive into winter. Especially effective when massed toward the front of a border, on slopes, and beside walkways or pools. It will self-sow, but only enough to provide seedlings to transplant into desired locations. Deer resistant. This plant was formerly known as Stipa tenuissima.

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