Stipa tenuissima 'Ponytails' is a graceful grass with fine textured, arching, bright green leaves and feathery panicles of creamy flowers/seed heads up to 12" long. Also known as Mexican Feathergrass, the whole plant billows in the slightest breeze. Stipa 'Ponytails' readily self-sows!
Stipa tenuissima also goes by the name Nasella tenuissima. It is native to California, Arizona, Texas and Mexico, where it is found in the mountains, but it will grow widely in hospitable areas and may become invasive if not well-controlled.
Stipa tenuissima 'Ponytails' prefers full sun to light shade and average to poor, well-drained soil. A warm season perennial grass, it is best established if planted in spring or summer.