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Melica californica



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Melica californica

Common Name: California Melic Grass

A cool-season bunchgrass that forms a clump of bright green leaf blades. Without irrigation in hot summers, foliage turns gold and regenerates green in winter. Spikes of silvery, papery flowerheads rise up in summer. Does well under oaks and in dry shade. California native.

USDA Zone: Zones 6 - 10

Mature Height: 1 - 2 feet

Mature Width: 1 - 2 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Low, Moderate

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