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Stipa tenuissima 'Wind Whispers'

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

At a glance

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

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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