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Nassella tenuissima (Finestem needlegrass)
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Nassella tenuissima

Finestem needlegrass or Mexican feather grass

(syn. Stipa tenuissima)

The narrow green blades of this southwestern native form a tidy fountaining clump. In early summer silvery cream-colored flowers open to resemble downy feathers that sway gently with the breeze. In fall the flowers turn amber and remain attractive through winter. Not tolerant of winter wet.

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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Bloom Color

Wheat

USDA Hardiness Zone 7(6)-9

Nassella tenuissima Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun average to dry soil with good drainage. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Dry
Dry
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Native to North America
Grass Type: Cool Season
Dry Sun