Peruvian Feather Grass
Grass or grass-like plant
2' - 3' x 2' - 3'
Thin Needle-Like - Upright
Adverse Growth Factors
Description and Cultural Plant Tips
This stiff fine textured needle-like bunch grass reaches 2' - 3' wide and tall. Lime green can fade to beige in winter. Showy feather-like flowers appear in spring with showy silken awns, very featherlike. Flowers mature to a golden color and explode by mid-summer. Full sun or light shade, quite heat resistant and is an extremely durable hot weather plant.
Master Gardener Comments
Goes well with other drought tolerant Mediterranean plants, succulents, other stipas – good in masses or as accent plant. Can handle clay soil and is good for coastal conditions.
Propigate by seed. Will naturalize unfavorable conditions but not invasive.