Berrybank Nursery, 5 Boggs Holdings, Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34 5BA
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Stipa tenuissima

Synonym(s): Nassella tenuissima, Stipa tenuifolia Common Name: 'Mexican feather grass'

A lovely clump-forming perennial grass with pale green leaves which are topped by fluffy plumes of silver-green flowers which age pale brown. Jun-Sep. H75cm S30cm.

Care Instructions

Requires a medium to light, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. It becomes floppy and dies out if the conditions are too moist. Do not cut back, simply tease out old or dead growth in spring. 

A popular grass due to its wonderfully fluffy flower heads, which you just can't just can’t resist touching. Why not plant it next to a seat or along a path? Also excellent for a gravel garden or container planting.

Plant No: 2873

About Us

Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.

We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.

Our Contacts

Berrybank Nursery,
5 Boggs Holdings,
East Lothian
EH34 5BA

01875 341179