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Beargrass

Nolina lindheimeri

Ribbon Grass; Lindheimer's Nolina; Devil's Shoestring

About This Plant

Sun or shade. Evergreen and long-lived, with ribbonlike, rough-edged leaves that form compact ornamental mounds. 5 foot tall cream-colored flower stalks arise in late spring. A great, strongly formed companion for autumn sage and other little-leaved plants; works well in pots or in the landscape among sotols and basket grasses. As the name suggests, beargrass’s sharp edges can cut skin if handled carelessly.

Origins: Central Texas

Maintenance

None needed except to remove spent foliage; wear gloves, as the rough-edged leaves can inflict serious paper cuts.

A native blue wiregrass for Texas Hill Country limestone.

Min. Height: 2'

Max Height: 6 feet'

Min. Width: 2'

Max Width: 6 feet'

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