Mexican Thread Grass

 

 

Nassella tenuissima

(formerly Stipa)

 

Poaceae

 

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Form: Grass, perennial
Seasonality
: Dries to tan in the summer

Size: 18 inches high by 18 inches wide
Leaves
: Yellow-green, fine textured blades
Flowers
: Feathery green ripening to tan
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Graceful, clumping
Range/Origin
: Texas, New Mexico, Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 2b-24, 0o F

Comments: No thorns, very billowing appearance

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Partial sun

         Water: Moderate

         Soil: Most types

        Propagation: Seed, clump division

         Maintenance: Some, cut to ground and/or divide clumps every couple years

 

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