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Nassella tenuissima

Synonym(s) Stipa tenuissima
Common name silky thread grass; Mexican feather grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-10)
Size 30"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained, fertile soil
From seed germinates at room temperature; a cold stage may be helpful
detailed seed-starting info below

Fine-textured grass. My first crop of seedlings didn't survive; not sure if summer hot or winter cold did them in. Trying again.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 35F (40d) - 70F (100%G, 3-8d)
  2. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (72%G, 6-9d)

Clothier says it germinates at 40F, but based on my experience it's not clear if cold is even required.

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