Pony Tail grass, as it is commonly known is a small deciduous, and hardy grass plant which forms tufts of upright thread like leaves. Stipa tenuissima adds a great structural element to any garden border, they are particularly lovely when the is a breeze, our photo including a gravel path shows we have planted a group of seven plants in this garden. They should be planted in groups of three, five or seven, just depending on the size of the border.
DFG rating: 7/10
RHS pruning: Once established shear the whole grass to about 3 inches off the bed at the beginning of Spring.
Leaves: Soft and light green..
Flowers: Hard to see.
Soil Ph: Lightly Acidic soil is the ideal.
Hardiness: Totally once it is mature, they tend to have a short life before they look untidy, however they self seed very easily, if you carefully re plant the seedlings in Autumn to an acceptable location.