This is one of the most delicate and beautiful of all ornamental grasses. The hair-like leaves wave gracefully in the wind, and it is nicely proportioned to fit into almost any garden.
Stipa tenuissima grows quickly and blooms the first year from seed, so it can be grown as an annual. It tolerates drought and alkaline soil, and it does well in containers.
Other common names for Stipa tenuissima are Angel Hair Grass, Pony Tails, and Silky Thread Grass. Hardy in zones 6-10. It overwinters in my zone 5 garden if planted in a warm spot in full sun. Also known as Nassella tenuisima.
Sowing Stipa tenuissima Seeds:
Sow indoors in late winter. Barely cover the seeds, then refrigerate 3 weeks.