the Mexican Feather Grass is soft and shiny in the spring garden.
Nassella tenuissima should be trimmed severely in the later part of the
summer as the seed heads start to dry. Once matured the seed is very
fruitful and can become something of a pest. The florets are very
prone to sticking in socks or the fur of your pets. This is not
recommended for gardens near wild areas as the Mexican Feather Grass can
easily escape. I do use them but with some caution. They are
sometimes sold as Stipa tenuissima.
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