- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun
- Height 12-24 Inches
- Width 20-24 Inches
- Use as a thriller when using in containers
- Provides motion in the garden with a small breeze!
Tan and white flowers sway in the slightest breeze atop bright green leaves on this grass-like plant. Mexican Feather Grass is an attractive foliage plant that Northern gardeners will love in their landscapes, borders or edgings as it tolerates cool spring and summers yet is heat tolerant as well. Plant this lovely grass in containers with bold colored sun loving annuals for an outstanding display.
The grass is native to North America, Northern Mexico and Argentina. Cold hardy in zones 7a to 10b where it can be an aggressive perennial, this grass performs amazingly well as an annual in Zones 2-6. Grasses are attractive in a landscape and serve to provide a soft, airy element to an otherwise green environment. Use caution in warmer climates as this grass may reseed and take over your space. It is declared an invasive species in California.
Mexican Feather Grass Care
Loose, loamy soil works best for Mexican Feather Grass, so if your soil is compact, add sand and organic material to loosen it up. Grasses generally prefer a soil pH of 5.8 to 6.2, moist soil, not soggy, and a full sun, some light shade, location. It is not attractive to rabbits or deer, and not normally bothered by insects. Light applications of compost are all that is needed to feed it.
Deadheading is not necessary as it will not promote more flowering. Pruning back in late fall to a couple inches above the soil in areas where it is perennial can be done, but this plant serves as a winter interest if you leave it until late winter. Use sharp scissors to shear it, taking care to sterilize your tools in between plants to prevent possible disease transmission.
Mexican Feather Grass Spacing
This grass-like annual grows to about 24 inches tall and 24 inches wide, so space plants 20 to 24 inches apart to promote good air circulation and give it room to spread out. Planting Mexican Feather Grass along a border or as an edging is attractive as is mixing it with other flowering annuals. Use it in mid ground due to its height for your garden bed.
Mexican Feather Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Brown|
|Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 12-24 Inches|
|Spread: 20-24 Inches|
|Spacing: 20-24 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Use Types: Container, Landscape|
|Features: Native to North America, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Nassella tenuissima (formerly Stipa)|
|Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass|
|Other Name(s): Finestem Needlegrass|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.