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Stipa tenuissima 'Ponytails'

Mexican Feather grass, Nassella tenuissima 'Pony Tails'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Beautiful billowing grass

Creates magical lighting effects

Adds texture, movement and light

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A choice selection of Stipa tenuissima that has become deservedly popular with garden designers. Stipa tenuissima ‘Ponytails’ is a semi-evergreen grass forming clumps of thread-like, yellow-green foliage and an abundance of silky flowers. The fine foliage moves in the slightest breeze and provides a lovely textural contrast against other perennials. The silvery-green flowers create magical light effects as they catch the sun. In late summer, the flowers fade to a beautiful buff yellow. A fabulous plant for a dry, baked border in poor soil. Drift it amongst prairie-style perennials and bulbs such as Echinacea and Allium sphaerocephalon. It is wonderful for softening border edges or planted into patio containers and positioned somewhere it will be backlit by the sun. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

full sun

Flowering Months
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1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF8852)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF8853)
1 x 14cm Potted Plant (KF4660)
2 x 14cm Potted Plants (KF4661)
3 x 14cm Potted Plants (KF4662)

Grow Stipa on any fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Avoid sites that sit wet in winter as Mexican Feather grass can be prone to rotting in such conditions.
Cut back the faded foliage of Stipa in early spring to make way for new growth. Alternatively, whilst wearing gardening gloves, simply comb your fingers gently through the clumps of grass in spring, and the dead leaves will pull away from the base of the plant. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps to maintain their vigour. Stipa self seeds freely. If seedlings are not required then remove them as they appear.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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