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Nassella tenuissima

Mexican Feathergrass
Grasses
Classification Scientific Name: Nassella tenuissima
  Common Name: Mexican Feathergrass
  Family: Poaceae
  Location Index: WC01
  Suggested Use: ornamental grasses

natives
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

curved
  Height: 1 - 3 feet
  Spread: 1 - 3 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: cream
  Flower: loose, fluffy inflorescence clings along the tops of the leaves
  Foliage Texture: fine
  Foliage: tuft of thin, wiry leaves
  Growth Rate: rapid
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 7 - 9
  Native Range: Texas

Southwest US

Mexico
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: well-drained

adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Liabilities: potentially invasive reseeding habit

humidity

root rot
  Tolerances: drought

heat
  Propagation: seed
     
More Additional Notes: one of the most finely textured ornamental grasses available
Nassella tenuissima

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