Nolina erumpens

Bear Grass

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Item #: 4171

Zones: 7a to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This rarely-sold West Texas & Mexican native makes a fantastic specimen, that looks like an upside down green porcupine. The pliable green leaves, carefully frayed at the tips, form a rosette that can reach 8' in width. This native to hot, dry, rocky sites can easily tolerate the same abuse from a typical homeowner. In late spring, once the clumps mature, they are topped with 6' tall panicles of tiny white flowers.