Need angel hair thin grass for pot

kris2001(6a - s.e.PA)May 25, 2009


I recently saw a fescue grass in a garden center. It was like "angel hair "....very thin and dancing gently...

What kind is it?

Can I put it in a pot in my deck? Will it reseed? How can I "keep" that perenial?

The nicest , thinest grass- are they all Fescu?

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

At least a half a dozen qualify. Can you post an image?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 1:13AM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Sorry; responded to wrong thread.

As for the grass you're asking about, perhaps Nasella tenuissima, formerly Stipa. Various common names, among them hair grass.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 1:16AM
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kris2001(6a - s.e.PA)


Saw this in waterloo gardens in sePA. Called
Festuca Tenuifolia Angel hair.
Is it good? Will it survive a big pot in z6a? Will it reseed? Overwinter etc? Will it spread? Is this better than Nasella?

I also saw a nice angel hair like 8 " high grass with white small flower/seed heads like lil' earbuds---How do I id that?


    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 6:48PM
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kris2001(6a - s.e.PA)


I just need a compare between 'Festuca Tenuifolia Angel hair' and 'Nasella tenuissima, formerly Stipa'.

Which is best with looks , I am putting in a big pot ,full sun wanna reseed /overwinter etc...
Pls give a compare...

And I found the other "earbud" like grass its 'fiber optic ' grass :)

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 12:14AM
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