Stipa tenuissima – ‘Mexican Feather Grass’ — aka Nassella tenuissima
This attractive drought tolerant grass is well suited for mass plantings due to how it dances in the wind with undulating motion even when there is moderate to light winds. The foliage is attractive with feather-like flowers that develop into golden brown plumes from June to August.
This low-water use grass does best in full sun,with well draining soil. Good drainage is especially important in the winter months. Stipa tenuissima is cold-hardy to zone 6.