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Mexican Feathergrass

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Award-winning Mexican Feather Grass is a native species with wispy, cream-colored blooms hovering over fine silvery-green foliage. Mexican Feather Grass naturalizes and grows in dense, fountain-like mounds. The soft that mixes beautifully with nearly any bulb or perennial for stunning matrix plantings. Its delicate, nearly translucent foliage lasts all year long, and feathery, flowering panicles at its tips bloom throughout the summer growing season and sway with the lightest breeze.
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Botanical Name
Nassella tenuissima
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Annual in colder zones
Native, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Striking Foliage, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens, Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer


A cool-season, short-growing ornamental grass, Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima) is the winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. It’s native to New Mexico, West Texas, and central Mexico and thrives in full sun and drought-prone areas. This naturalizing grass spreads vigorously by reseeding. It can provide a good solution for controlling erosion in well-drained soil. Avoid overwatering Mexican Feather Grass, which is sensitive to water and fertilizer. Mexican Feather Grass is very easy to grow, requires little maintenance, and blooms throughout the summer. This native grass will provide wildlife habitat and is used by animals for forage, cover, and nesting, and its seeds will feed songbirds.

Not recommended for California.

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