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Xerophyllum tenax

Bear Grass

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Item #: 2339

Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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


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This west coast US native is one of those highly sought after, but hard to find gems for the plant collector. Xerophyllum is a member of the lily family, most closely related to Nolinas. The wiry evergreen foliage makes a nolina like clump. After growing for several years, a 5' flowering spike emerges with hundreds or white flowers clustered toward the tip...just the thing Kodak moments are made of! Bear grass needs a very well drained dry slope for best performance.