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Grass Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails'

Mexican Feather Grass

Stipa is a beautiful Ornamental Grass, commonly referred to as Ponytail Grass, Mexican Feather, Feather Grass, Needle Grass or Spear Grass. This lovely grass grows up to 24” tall. Green foliage sways gently in the wind with a soft arch at the top. Stipa bunches in a nice clump 18-24” wide and is beautiful for interest in the back of beds, containers and landscape. This grass grows in Mid-Spring through late Summer then the green foliage fades to a softer shade of tan as Fall brings the changes in  Stipa. 

 

Height

16-24 Inches

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Spread

24 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

Stipa likes warm weather and moist, well drained soil. It is drought resistant. As the Stipa changes to a beautifully warm golden shade for Fall, the seedheads start to loosen and self-sow its seeds for the next year. Stipa is an annual, but if you do not want a more plentiful stand of Stipa the following year, it is recommended to deadhead the seedlings and re-plant in the Spring. 

 

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Interesting Notes

  • Perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall landscape
  • Tall vivid foliage to frame beds and containers
  • Perennial
  • Heat and light tolerant

 

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Naturalizing
Edging
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
Purchase Size(s):
Quart
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
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