Stipa tenuissima

Soften the edges of your paths or patio with this quick-to-flower perennial grass which will gently self-sow. More
100 seeds 157006 £1.95 In stock
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Soften the edges of your paths or patio with this quick-to-flower perennial grass which will gently self-sow. Back-lit there are few better quick and easy garden fillers.

Genus Stipa
Group/Species tenuissima
Type Perennial
Common Name Mexican Feather Grass
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Dry, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting The seeds need light to germinate, so just lay them on to the soil surface and use a little vermiculite to cover them thinly. Germination can be erratic. If germination does not occur, pop them in the fridge for 2-3 weeks and repeat the process.
Care Tips Prefers well-drained soil in full sun. Will grow happily anywhere as long as it does not have wet roots in winter.
Flowering July - August
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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