} Mexican Feather Grass Seeds -ORNAMENTAL GRASS,PERENNIAL


$ 3.95
SKU P17731S
Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima) - Grown from Mexican Feather Grass seeds, this beautiful mounded 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.
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.

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


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