Grass Stipa tenuissima Pony Tails
A graceful and eye-catching grass with yellow-green foliage and pale feathery seed heads. Sensational mixed through a herbaceous border and also suitable for container planting.
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP)
Habit: Bushy, Upright
Indoor growing instructions In trays of seed compost. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at approx. 20°C. Germination may be slow and erratic but can be further encouraged by placing the tray outside in the cold for a few weeks, before returning to the warmth. Germination takes 14-42 days. Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough transplant small clumps to individual 7.5cm pots. Acclimatise plants to outdoor temperatures from late May before transplanting 25cm apart in final flowering position. Keep moist and weed free especially in containers. Flowers July to October, the same year.
Tip Cut back in winter, mature plants can be divided in spring.