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Home > Products > Grass Page > Nassella tenuissima

  Nassella tenuissima(Stipa tenuissima) - Texas Needle Grass
 
Nassella tenuissima
Nassella tenuissima in the San Marcos Growers Garden
 
A fine textured clumping grass which occurs naturally from Texas to New Mexico south through Central America to Chile. This grass forms wispy tufts to 2 ft tall and as wide of bright green thread-like leaves. In mid-summer the soft plume-like flower spikes form, rising only slightly above the foliage. It is both drought resistant and cold hardy. After flowering it is best watered only by drip irrigation or left unwatered as the application of overhead water will encourage this grass to seed out.

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