Should I cut back Stipa Tenuissima?

Stipa tenuissima is an evergreen grass, so should not be cut back in late winter along with deciduous grasses such as Stipa gigantea. Instead, in April or May, comb through the grass with your fingers (wear gloves) or a rake to remove any old foliage or seed heads – the old growth should come away easily.

How do you prune Mexican feather grass?

Pruning. Mexican feather grass doesn’t really need pruning, but you may want to trim away dead flowers and overgrown stems at the end of the season so you tidy them up for dormancy. Use a clean, sharp garden shear and make sure to clear away the debris so that the detritus doesn’t accidentally reseed.

How do you care for a Nassella Tenuissima?

Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima)

  1. Plant Feed. Slow release feed in spring.
  2. Watering. Keep well-watered during dry spells.
  3. Soil. Light, well-drained soil.
  4. Basic Care Summary. Adapts to most soil types, but does best in light, well-drained soil. Keep well-watered during hot weather.

Can Stipa tenuissima be grown in pots?

This easy-to-care-for plant fits right into any grass bed and also grows well in a pot thanks to its ornamental appeal.

Is Stipa tenuissima invasive?

Stipa tenuissima forms a narrow fountain from the base, which if no breeze – forms arching mass of foliage and flower stems at a height of around 2ft (60cm). It rarely extends more than 12in across at the base, with the top of the plants flowing out to double that. It has a reputation for being invasive.

Can you trim Mexican feather grass in summer?

You can prune anytime after the plants go fully brown, as long as you do so before they start growing again in spring (you don’t want to nip the fresh new growth tips). The grasses themselves will give you your cue.

Do you cut back ornamental grasses in the fall?

Cut back warm-season grasses in fall or by mid to late spring. Warm-season grasses turn shades of brown as the weather turns colder. Once your warm-season grasses turn brown you can trim them back at almost any time.

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