Mexican Feathergrass

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Mexican Feathergrass

Nassella tenuissima
2

3 feet
1

1.5 feet
Southwestern US and Mexico, as well as parts of South America
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  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; deciduous with soft wispy foliage. It goes dormant in winter and during extreme drought. Give it good drainage and don’t water more than once per week. Feathergrass reseeds readily. Although it can become a bit weedy in the wrong setting it’s one of the best ornamental grasses for the dry limestone ledges of far north Bexar County. With proper placement it makes a very pleasing mass that contrasts well with architecture and strongly formed plants.

Maintenance

Needs no cutting back. Supplemental summer irrigation (not more than once per week) may prevent complete dormancy during drought.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses, Groundcover
Size:
2-3' H, 1-1.5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
May, June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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