Mexican Feather Reed Grasses for Sale Online
Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima or Stipa tenuissima) is a swaying fine-textured clump-forming grass. The crisp green blades are arching and extremely narrow. Foliage can be semi-evergreen or deciduous depending on the climate. In summer narrow panicles of creamy long awned spikelets appear. By late summer or autumn, plants are crowned with buff-colored seedheads. This grass prospers in sunny sites with a wide variety of soils.
Native to North America, Mexican feather grass thrives in quick-draining, lean soil and is quite drought-tolerant.
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Mature Width:||1 to 1.5 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Part sun to full sun|
|Water Requirements:||Water well only until established|
|Selling Points:||Heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant|
|Details:||Tan flowers on thin, bright green foliage in late summer; moves in the slightest breeze|
How to Care for Nassella tenuissima
Before you buy Mexican Feather Reed Grass, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I water Mexican Feather Reed Grass?
Feather Reed Grass thrives in rich, moist soil and should be regularly watered. We recommend watering your plant once a week, but mature grass is rather drought-tolerant. Allow the top 3 inches of soil to dry before watering again. If you’re planting Mexican Feather Reed Grass in extreme heat, water your plant more frequently.
How do I fertilize Feather Reed Grass?
Mexican Feather Reed Grass thrives in low-fertilized soil. We recommend sparingly fertilizing this ornamental plant in early spring with a slow-releasing fertilizer.
What type of soil is best for Mexican Reed Grass?
We recommend planting your Feather Reed Grass in rich, moist soil for the best results. Although, this specific ornamental grass can grow in heavy clay soil. This plant naturally grows near ponds so it's important to keep that same environment.
How do I prune Feather Reed Grass?
We recommend that you prune Mexican Feather Reed Grass in the winter to encourage increased blooms during the spring growing season. Cut clumps to the ground in the late-winter just before the new spring shoots appear. Use grass shears or a hedge trimmer to remove the old stems at least 3 inches from the ground to upkeep attractive appearance.