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Grass: Nassella (Stipa) Tenuissima 'Pony Tails Plant

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Quart pot of 10 count flat grass, Nassella Stipa Tenuissima Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass. Grown in zones 6-10, this ornamental grass grows up to 2 feet tall and adds a delicate touch to any landscape.

Grass: Nassella (Stipa) Tenuissima 'Pony Tails

Nassella (Stipa) Tenuissima 'Pony Tails' is a beautiful and graceful ornamental grass that is native to North America. It is also known as Mexican Feather Grass or Texas Needle Grass. It is a popular choice for gardens due to its delicate, feathery appearance and its ability to thrive in a variety of conditions.

'Pony Tails' grass grows to be 18-24 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide. It has narrow, green leaves that form a dense clump. The flowers are produced on slender stalks in early summer. The flowers are small and inconspicuous, but they are followed by attractive seed heads that resemble ponytails. The seed heads remain upright and attractive well into the fall.

'Pony Tails' grass is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drought, heat, and poor soil. 'Pony Tails' grass is also deer-resistant and relatively resistant to pests and diseases.

To grow 'Pony Tails' grass, simply plant the seeds or seedlings in the spring. Space the plants 12-18 inches apart. Water regularly, especially during the first year after planting. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage new growth. 'Pony Tails' grass is overwinter hardy in zones 4-9.

Here are some additional tips for growing 'Pony Tails' grass:

  • Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter before planting.
  • Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Divide the plants every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
  • Cut back the plants to the ground in the fall after the first frost.

'Pony Tails' grass is a beautiful and easy-to-grow addition to any garden. It provides long-lasting interest, attracts wildlife, and is relatively low-maintenance.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Grass: Nassella (Stipa) Tenuissima 'Pony Tails
Grass: Nassella (Stipa) Tenuissima 'Pony Tails Plant

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