Nassella viridula (Stipa viridula)

Nassella viridula (Stipa viridula)


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Key Information:

Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 3 feet
Type: Cool season, perennial, bunchgrass.

More Details:

Suggested Uses: A very fine clump-forming, fountain-like grass that, unlike its name suggests, is not sharp to the touch. It is an excellent choice for a wide variety of landscaping purposes. This grass grows on dry loamy to heavy clay soils, but will also grow on sandy soils with a shallow water table. It has turns a beautiful golden-yellow color in fall. It is a palatable grass for large and small mammals.

Native Range: Native to the Great Plains, including western Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin.

Other Name: Stipa viridula

More information: USDA plant profile

Photo credit: Matt Lavin via Wikimedia Commons

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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