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Nassella tenuissima /Mexican Feather Grass

Nassella tenuissima  / Nassella tenuissima
Fine textured feathery foliage
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Fine textured feathery foliage

Close-up image of a clump

Accent specimen planted adjacent to stones

Feathery foliage moves with the slightest of breezes

Late season foliage

A clump of grass in September

A wall planting

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Scientific Name: Nassella tenuissima
Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Mexican feather grass is a graceful and delicate very fine textured ornamental grass. Growing in dense fountain-like clumps, it is a wonderful plant for xeriscapes. It must have a well drained soil to preform well. It may turn brown in the heat of summer, but remains green during winter.