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Ornamental Grasses

Deer-resistant and easy to grow, Ornamental Grasses add lovely texture, color and billowing movement to garden beds and containers. Their blooms are the hallmark of late summer and fall, and are wonderful additions to late-season bouquets.

Mexican Feather Grass

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Nassella tenuissima. Don't even try to resist running your hands through this grass's fine, flaxen tresses. It begins the season with superfine green blades that supply sublime textural contrast to almost every other plant in the garden. In midsummer those blades are topped with buff blooms that are just as graceful. This blonde mane billows in the slightest breeze. It's magical! Direct sow seeds in small clusters in spring or sow indoors 6 to 8 weeks earlier. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Annual. Summer blooming. Height: 24”. ***Mexican Feather Grass can reseed invasively in California~residents beware.***

Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.

One packet of about 500 seeds
Catalog #7577
  • Buy 10 for $3.65 each and save 10%
  • Buy 50 for $3.05 each and save 25%

Availability: In stock


Gardening Tips

Ornamental Grass Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Seed Spacing:1”
Plant Spacing:12”
Days to Germination:14-21 days
Germination Temperature:55°-65°F

Seeds are best direct-sown in mid-spring and thinned to 12" apart. If starting indoors, sow into individual pots 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. Cover the seeds lightly and keep them moist until germination. Harden off the seedlings by slowly introducing them to the outdoors over the span of a week, and then carefully transplant them, disturbing the roots as little as possible, to 12" apart in full sun and welldraining soil after all danger of frost has passed. Ornamental grass is relatively drought-tolerant once established. To dry the blooms, cut stems, tie them into bundles, and hang them upside down in a dry, dark spot for several weeks. Annual. Summer flowering.