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 Code
YO
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Features:

  • 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: Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones: 10b

Flower Form: Landscape

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

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

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.

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