Mexican Feather Grass in the midwest US

nokiJuly 11, 2013

I bought a Nassella tenuissima, Mexican Feather grass. Never seen it before, very fine and cute. In central Ohio.

Label said zone 6 but hates to be wet in winter. So it will likely die unless it has great drainage? Of course, it could be under a foot of snow at some point.

How likely will this die? Should it even be left in the ground, or just throw it in a pot if I want it to survive? And is it possible to be weedy in Ohio, by seed? I assume no, but it is said to be very weedy in warmer drier areas.

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donn_(7b-8a)

I never have to buy new ones in my zone, because it self-seeds with wild abandon. It's easy for me to pull, so if it volunteers somewhere I don't want it, it's easy to get rid of it. I move at least a dozen volunteers a year. I like it in pots.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 11:15PM
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gardengal48

I'm not sure about that "wet in winter" restriction......PNW winters are notoriously wet and this plant thrives. In fact, it is borderline invasive. "Weedy" doesn't begin to describe it!!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 3:15PM
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