feather grass


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feather grass

n.
Any of various grasses, especially of the genera Nassella and Stipa, having feathery spikelets with sharp awns. Also called needle grass, spear grass.

feather grass

n
(Plants) a perennial grass, Stipa pennata, native to the steppes of Europe and N Asia, cultivated as an ornament for its feathery inflorescence
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The feather grass or stipa tenuissima has to be one of the best and most graceful of all varieties.
I love the smaller S tenuissima, a wispy feather grass which looks wonderful as underplanting for tall, lollipop alliums, or next to brilliant crocosmia such as the vivid red 'Lucifer', accentuating the hue of the flowers.
After transforming a storm ditch into a refined water channel, Hansen surrounded it with a playful mix of lavender, artichoke, and Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima).
Stipa gigantea THE king of the grass family, Giant Feather Grass, is at its most magnificent right now, glorious golden oats swaying in the breeze.
Cover the ground with Stipa tenuissima, also known as Mexican feather grass, planting in bold drifts of three or more plants so the vaselike clumps of leaves look like a foamy sea.
Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima is variously known as Mexican feather grass, fine stem tussock grass, Texas needle grass, pony tails, and angel's hair.
Giant feather grass (Stipa gigantea) softens the border.
Carol LaRoche of Chatsworth extolled Mexican feather grass (Stipa or Nassella tenuissima) as follows:
The giant feather grass Stipa gigantea is being used a huge amount, with low planting at the base so you can see through the grass to other elements.
6) GRASSES Blond Mexican feather grass dances in breezes.
THE seed heads of feather grass, Stipa Tenuissim, can be dried for indoor arrangements or left to provide a feast for seed-eating birds such as finches.