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Nassella tenuissima /Finestem Tussockgrass

Nassella tenuissima   / Nassella tenuissima
Green foliage in spring, summer and into fall
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Green foliage in spring, summer and into fall

Plants as they appear in south Texas in late winter

Tan to brown growth should be remove in early spirng before new growth occurs

New growth coming from base of plant in spring

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Scientific Name: Nassella tenuissima
Common Name: Finestem Tussockgrass
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Has cream to tan flowers in summer. Must have a well drained soil and be watered the first year after planting. Require little supplimental water after it has a deep root system. Rake out or pull out dead growth before new foliages come out in spring. Attractive seed heads in late summer and fall.