Nolina microcarpa

Beargrass (sacahuista)

A wonderful evergreen, grass-like succulent, Beargrass blooms in early summer with tall spikes of tiny white flowers. Nolina microcarpa is a drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Native
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height6-7' tall
Mature Spread4-6' wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid-summer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC015440

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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A wonderful evergreen, grass-like succulent, Nolina microcarpa (commonly known as Beargrass) blooms in early summer with tall spikes clustered at the ends with thousands of tiny white flowers. Deep rooted and very xeric, Beargrass makes an excellent ornamental grass substitute for especially harsh, hot planting sites. Very long lived, plants will eventually form multi-headed specimens on short woody trunks.
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SKUHC015440
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Beargrass (sacahuista)
Botanical Name
Nolina microcarpa
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
6-7' tall
Mature Spread
4-6' wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid-summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise, Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Native, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ideal Region
Western Only, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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No longer available this season.

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