Stipa Tenuissima Mexican Feather Drought Tolerant Ornamental Grass Plant Seed

Mexican Feather Grass Seeds

Grass Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 6 - 10

Height: 16 inches

Width: 12 inches

Foliage Color: Medium green

Flower Color: White spikes

Growth Rate: Fast

Fall Color: Golden brown

Soil Requirement: Average garden soil, pH 6.0 - 7.0

Environment: Full sun

Moisture Requirements: Average to dry

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68 - 72F

Average Germ Time: 2 - 3 weeks

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Cover seeds lightly

Sowing Rate: 5 - 6 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Stipa

Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima) - Grown from Mexican Feather Grass seeds, this beautiful mounded drought tolerant ornamental grass with needle-like flexible leaves forms dense, bright green clumps. The flowers are silky awns that appear in June and change from green to gold as they mature. These ornamental grasses are especially striking when planted in masses, but they also can be grown in containers with nice results.

Stipa tenuissima Mexican Feather Grass also is commonly called Silky Thread Grass or Mexican Needle Grass, and it has moderate cold-hardiness and performs very well in hot summer months. This is an environmentally-friendly ornamental grass with virtually no pests or diseases and is perfect for xeriscape landscaping where water conservation is required.

How To Grow Mexican Feather Grass From Seed: Start the Stipa tenuissima seeds indoors in the early spring. Use small pots filled with seed starting mix. Place the ornamental grass seeds onto the soil and cover thinly with sand or soil and keep the seeds moist. Mexican Feather Grass will bloom the first year. Plant the ornamental grass in full sun and in well-drained soils that are moisture retentive but never wet and not overly rich. A sandy-loam soil being ideal as they can be short-lived in heavy soils.