Stipa tenuissimaNassella tenuissima, Mexican Feather grass

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Fine, billowing, thread-like foliage

Fluffy, buff-coloured flowerheads

Tactile, deciduous grass

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Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

kitchen gardencottage gardenswildlife gardenslow maintenance garden

full sunsun or semi shade

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Description
Fine, billowing, thread-like foliage forms neat, arching clumps that tremble with the slightest breeze. The fluffy, buff-coloured flowerheads give a silvery shimmer to this tactile, deciduous grass. There are few plants that add movement and texture to the garden better than Stipa tennuissima. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is resilient and drought tolerant once established, seedling about freely to create fabulous wispy drifts. A fine choice for sunny borders, patio containers, gravel gardens or softening the edges of pathways. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


2 x 3 litre potted stipa plants (TKA0726)
1 x 3 litre potted stipa plant (KA0725)
1 x 9cm potted stipa plant (KB2270)
3 x 9cm potted stipa plants (KB2353)

How to Grow
Grow Stipa on any fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Avoid sites that sit wet in winter as Mexican Feather grass can be prone to rotting in such conditions.
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Cut back the faded foliage of Stipa in early spring to make way for new growth. Alternatively, whilst wearing gardening gloves, simply comb your fingers gently through the clumps of grass in spring, and the dead leaves will pull away from the base of the plant. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps to maintain their vigour. Stipa self seeds freely. If seedlings are not required then remove them as they appear.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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