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Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails' (Mexican gress 'Pony Tails')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails'

Other names

Mexican gress 'Pony Tails'

Genus

Stipa Stipa

Variety or Cultivar

'Pony Tails' _ 'Pony Tails' forms clumps of very fine, soft Mexican grass which look like wispy pony tails.


Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Flower

Pale-brown, Pale-green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Gold in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails' (Mexican gress 'Pony Tails') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in soil that is medium to light and moderately fertile.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails'

Other names

Mexican gress 'Pony Tails'

Genus

Stipa Stipa

Variety or Cultivar

'Pony Tails' _ 'Pony Tails' forms clumps of very fine, soft Mexican grass which look like wispy pony tails.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-brown, Pale-green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Gold in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails' (Mexican gress 'Pony Tails') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in soil that is medium to light and moderately fertile.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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