Feather Grass

Stipa tenuissima

Spangled with dew in the morning or after a light shower, the silvery flower panicles of feather grasses light up a garden. Fine-textured Mexican feather grass dances at the slightest puff of wind, providing movement like a billowing wave. The tall panicles of giant feather grass also catch the breeze and are so airy that they can be positioned in front of more substantial plants as a "see-through" companion. It may self-seed to the point of becoming a nuisance.

Feather Grass Overview

Genus Name Stipa tenuissima
Common Name Feather Grass
Plant Type Perennial
Light Sun
Height 1 to 3 feet
Width 4 to 4 feet
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Chartreuse/Gold
Season Features Colorful Fall Foliage, Summer Bloom, Winter Interest
Special Features Attracts Birds, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 10, 11, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division, Seed
Problem Solvers Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Slope/Erosion Control
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