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Nolina texana (Sacahuista, Bear Grass)

Nolina texana
Texas Sacahuista, Texas Beargrass, Basket Grass, Sacahuista, Bunchgrass, Nolina affinis, Nolina texana var. compacta

Indigenous to New Mexico and central Texas, this grass-like plant grows slowly to form a stemless clump of leathery dark green leaves. It has a weeping, almost flat habit compared to other Bear grasses. The slender leaves have smooth margins and soft tips. In late spring a 2-foot-tall spike of flowers is produced down inside the rosette of foliage. Plant in full sun or part shade, and well-drained soil.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Creamy White
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 48" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Cold, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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