Aka Pony tails (formally Stipa tenuissima)
Mexican feather grass appears as a wispy wash of a golden mist in the backdrop of a landscape. It brings softness and refinement with its elegant sway even in the lightest of breeze. When paired well its linear leaves offers contrast in both colour and texture to other planting and acts as a background with other planting at the forefront taking centre stage.
Mexican feather grass begins with a delicate green foliage, then fades to wheat-colour seed heads in the autumnal months. It’s a beautiful plant that offers an effortless composition, works well with other perennials and in return requires little water – meaning its drought tolerant.
This low-maintenance ornamental grass is easily controlled by plucking unwanted seedlings from the landscape. It appreciates a sunny location, being in small groups or larger drifts whether in a border or container. Adding to its gardener friendly nature, it’s pest free and a hardy plant that can cope with temperatures as low as -10°C.
For some landscaping inspiration using Mexican feather grass see some of the images below.
Driveway or Garden Border
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Using this ornamental grass will add subtle colour and softness to your hardscape.
It can be used as a barrier to protect other planting from windy landscapes.
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This plant looks great in containers and will add movement to your garden, whether on its own or with other planting combinations.