Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass

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Softly waving fine-textured fringe, the Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima 'Pony Tails') will add a soothing, soft touch to any landscape! Light green blades are super fine and flowing, adding bright upright tidy tufts of color without looking wild and unkempt.

Billowing in the slightest breezes, these feathery plumes and thin blades are natives to the southwestern US and Mexico. Adding lightness and air to garden edges and movement to your outdoor rooms, these clouds of green and soft white turn gold for the fall.

Mexican Feather Grass erupts into showers of greenish-white plumes all summer and into autumn, creating soft flowing waves of color throughout your landscape! Northern gardeners can enjoy these as summer patio filler and color, while warm climates can enjoy these perennial ornamental grasses anywhere in the sun garden!

Planting and Application:

Mexican Feather Grass looks like a silky fringe among broadleaf perennials and shrubs, adding flowing edging along garden beds and a graceful arching texture to rock gardens and naturalized prairie plantings.

Pony Tails is a graceful filler and spiller in porch pots and planters, adding whimsical color and a relaxing feel to your meditation gardens and seating areas! Any sunny balcony, porch, or patio can enjoy these graceful perennials!

  • Bright Light Green Foliage
  • Greenish White Plumes
  • Fine-Texture, Softness & Motion
  • Thriller, Specimen, En Masse & Filler
  • Annual In Cold Zones, Perennial in Warm Climates

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Thriving in full sun for the most color and strongest stems, Feather Grass does well in any type of well-drained soil of moderate fertility and moisture access. Mulch to insulate and hold in more consistent moisture levels and prune this cool-season grass in early spring before new growth emerges.

  • Full Sun Cool-Season Grass
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Drought & Heat Resistant
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer
  • Prune Early Spring
Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass will lighten the mood around any landscape and add its ultra-fine texture and airy motion to any garden application, large or small! Order your hardy US natives at NatureHills.com today!

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Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nassella tenuissima 'Pony Tails'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches & 3-4 feet in Flower
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No