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Nassella pulchra

Purple Needle Grass

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Family: Poaceae

Type: Grass, 3'h x 1.5'w

Flowers: Spring

Flower Color: Indistinct

Likes: Full Sun


California State Grass.


A perennial bunchgrass with flowering stems up to 3'.  Flowers in Spring.  Will reseed - but not a pest.  Gives added texture to the garden as the seed stems blow with the wind.  Will give native garden a natural, random look as new plants are extablished - thin what is not desired.


Popular with the Forest Service and CalTrans for reseeding and stabalizing bare areas and slopes.


Very easy to grow. Great as an accent between shrubs.


Drought tolerant


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