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Stipa tenuissima

Soft plumes of very tactile grass from early summer. Stands well through winter, turning progressively more pale. To 50cm. Hardy, but dislikes wet frozen soil.

At a glance

Common Name
Mexican feather grass.
Type
Ornamental grass
Height
30cm to 60cm
Spread Rate
Moderate
Flowering
Mid Summer
Soil Type
Normal, Drained
Aspect
Part-shade, Sun
Awards
RHS AGM Award

Sue's Notes

To cut back, or not? If you cut the plant back to ground level in early spring, you'll get swathes of fresh green growth by mid-summer. If you don't you'll get a blend of green growth through last year's blond fronds, which looks equally pretty. Horses for courses...

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9cm pot (not peat free) 4.50   Buy  

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41+ plants, POA
 
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