Hilaria rigida (Big Galleta, Galleta Grass)


This perennial, shrub-like grass is native to North America, where it occurs in sandy soils up to 5000 feet in elevation. Coarse blue-green leaves form a dense clump, and from spring through fall it produces slender, dense spikes of greenish flowers. It is used for revegetation and erosion control. Big Galetta is fast growing, long-lived, very drought tolerant. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and cut to the ground every few years. This grass is allergenic.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Grass
Size (H x W): 3ft x 4ft
Flower Color: Green
Hardiness: Zone 8: 10˚F

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