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botanical name:
Stipa tenuissima
Stipa tenuissima © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Mexican feather grass, Pony Tails
synonyms:  Stipa tenuifolia, Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails', Nassella tenuissima
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 0.75m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: buff
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Fine leaved and clump forming, mature plants appear like a flowing mane of silky hair with soft green, flexible, very fine foliage. Airy flower panicles in summer, starting jade green, turning beige and maturing to fluffy oat-coloured seed heads .

Not very fussy but likes dry sites and poor, light soils. Can self-seed if conditions are suitable

From seed or by division.

Can be used on slopes for erosion control.

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