(Mexican feather grass)
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Soil Type: Clay, Fertile/moist/well-drained
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Multi-seasonal
Hardiness Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
Originating from USA
A dense, tufted, deciduous grass with narrow, wispy, hair-like leaves and soft, feathery flower panicles in summer. They give movement to a planting scheme, their upright, slightly arching flowers swaying in the slightest breeze and especially effective when planted in a drift. When the sun is low in the sky Stipa tenuissima has a luminous quality and is the most tactile of all grasses - we challenge you not to run your hands through it when in full bloom.
Rake out dead thatch in late winter/early spring.
Grow in well-drained soil in sun.
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