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Stipa tenuissima
Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Stipa tenuissima
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One of the most beautiful of the grasses which forms a light airy clump. This grass is as good in mid-winter as mid-summer. It catches any bit of breeze, parting and moving. Superb as an accent point or used in a mass planting. Allow Rudbeckia or Echinacea to clump behind it for a see-through effect.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC Native    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Coreopsis verticillata "'Zagreb'"

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