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Pony Tails Grass - Mexican Feather Grass - 2.5 Quart Pot
Also known as Mexican Feather Grass, Pony Tails Grass is a delicate looking but tough and drought tolerant plant with graceful foliage and airy flower heads that provide a unique, soft texture in the landscape or garden. The foliage and the flowers sway gently with the slightest breeze, providing movement in the garden. Excellent in garden beds or pots. Get all the details below

Pony Tails Grass - Mexican Feather Grass - 2.5 Quart Pot

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SIZE: 2.5 QUART POT
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Pony Tails Grass - Mexican Feather Grass
Stipa tenuissima  Synonym: Nassella tenuissima 'Pony Tails'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of  USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where Pony Tails Grass is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring. 



Special Attributes

Also known as Mexican Feather Grass, Pony Tails Grass is a delicate looking but tough and drought tolerant plant with graceful foliage and airy flower heads that provide a unique, soft texture in the landscape or garden. The foliage and the flowers sway gently with the slightest breeze, providing movement in the garden. Excellent in garden beds or pots.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 18 to 24 inches tall and wide, Pony Tails Grass is ideal for use as a grassy accent in smaller garden spaces and container gardens, where it provides a unique, wispy texture that contrasts nicely with other types of plants. In larger landscape spaces it is especially dramatic planted in groupings, mass plantings or borders, creating a soft but stunning effect. A fine addition to rock gardens, ornamental grass gardens, and combined with other drought tolerant plants in the sunny Xeriscape (low water needs).

Suggested Spacing: 18 inches apart for mass planting; 36 inches or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Pony Tails Grass is very easy to grow in a loose, very well-drained soil and full sun to light shade. Maintenance is minimal; prune one time a year in late winter before new growth begins to emerge in spring. 




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Ornamental Grass
Height or Length at Maturity:  12-24"
Width at Maturity:  12"-24"
Spacing: 18" for mass planting; 36"+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Clumping, Arching, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Flowers Emerge Green turning to Golden Honey-Brown
Flower Type:  Plumes
Flower Size:  3-4" feathery strands
Flowering Period:  Summer through Fall
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Insect
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Part Shade
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.0
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low



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