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Nassella (formerly Stipa) – Mexican Feather Grass – Nassella (formerly Stipa) tenuissima

Garden Height
12 - 24
Spacing
20 - 24
Spread
20 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Grass

Heat Tolerant

Native to North America

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

Stipa is a neutral grass. Where temperatures get colder than 20 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.

In areas where winter temperatures remain above 20 degrees it should be considered a perennial and the following information should be useful. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.

Uses Notes

This grass will beautify your garden all season.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Grass, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Summer Sales. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-9
7-9" Pot :
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinching or growth regulators needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Do not allow to dry out or brown tips will occur.

Mounded.