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Nassella tenuissima

Mexican Feather Grass

This fast-growing little grass is native to New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and Argentina, at elevations from 5000 to 7000 feet. Light breezes turn this fine-textured and billowy grass into living sculpture. Mexican feather grass forms a clump of chartreuse threadlike leaves and stems which turns gold in the winter. It is fairly short lived, but naturalizes in the landscape. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide excellent drainage. Cut back in early spring to remove dormant foliage and dried seed heads. Syn: Stipa tenuissima