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Nolina texana

 
Common name bear grass, sacahuista
Family asparagaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white - creamy pink (spring-summer)
Size to 30"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil, drought-tolerant
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Don't be fooled by the clump of fine-grassy foliage – this plant is more closely related to lilies, although its tiny flowers lack lily power. In fact, they're more like those on asparagus plants, to which they're even more closely related. The evergreen blades are finely toothed, so can be irritating to passers-by. The flowers appear on stalks that grow just a bit taller than the cascading leaves.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right-fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 8-12d)


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