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Nassella pulchra - Purple Needle Grass

Botanic Name

Nassella pulchra

Common Name

Purple Needle Grass


H: 2' W: 2'


Occ. H20/Dry




Part Shade, Sun

Deer resistant

Deer resistant


Good w/ oaks

Good w/ oaks

Attribute detail


A medium sized grass that was once a dominant species of California prairies, Purple Needle Grass has slender foliage that forms a graceful clump 1 foot tall and wide, with beautiful airy flowers and seedheads that reach to 3 feet tall. Rather unremarkable as a lone specimen, this grasses' beauty reveals itself in a mass. When the clumps of foliage create a pattern on the land, and the flowers all blow together in the wind, we catch a glimpse of the California that was. Very adaptable to coastal or inland gardens, water or drought, clay or sandy soil. Do provide sun.

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1 gal


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