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Hilaria rigida (Big Galleta, Galleta Grass)

Hilaria rigida
Big Galleta, Galleta Grass

This perennial, shrub-like grass is native to North America, where it occurs in sandy soils up to 5000 feet in elevation. Coarse blue-green leaves form a dense clump, and from spring through fall it produces slender, dense spikes of greenish flowers. It is used for revegetation and erosion control. Big Galetta is fast growing, long-lived, very drought tolerant. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and cut to the ground every few years. This grass is allergenic.

Plant Type Native, Perennial, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 4' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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