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.
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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.
Predominant species of plants in the barrens include the pinyon pine (Pinus edulis), one-seed juniper (Sabina monosperma), mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus), Indian rice grass (Achnatherum hymenoides), New Mexico feather grass (Hesperostipa neomexicana), and several species of cactus (Kelso et al., 2003), which provide sparse coverage.
If you decide to incorporate Stipa gigantea (giant feather grass) in your garden scheme, just bear in mind that it's not going to look fantastic all year round.
Giant feather grass (Stipa gigantea) softens the border.
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.
If you decide to incorporate Stipa gigantea (giant feather grass) in your garden scheme, bear in mind that it's not going to look fantastic all year round.