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Nassella pulchra



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Nassella pulchra, Stipa pulchra

Common Name: Purple Needle Grass, Purple Tussockgrass

A summer-deciduous bunchgrass with fine, grayish green foliage. Nodding, purplish awns age to glimmering gold in spring-summer. Generous self-sowing and deep roots make it good for erosion control and suppressing invasive weeds. The state grass of California.

USDA Zone: Zones 7 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones 5 - 9, 11, 14 - 24

Mature Height: 12 - 18 inches

Mature Width: 12 - 18 inches

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

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