Curly Mesquite Grass

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Curly Mesquite Grass

Hilaria belangeri
Curly Mesquite
6

12 inches
6

12 inches
Central Texas to Northern Mexico, west to Arizona
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low

About This Plant

Sun (at least 6 hours/day during summer.) A warm-season shortgrass, drought-tolerant and useful as a turfgrass. It may grow up to about a foot in height but normally stays at about six inches. Native to mesquite savannahs, including the San Antonio River basin. The leaves curl during dormancy, hence the name. Grown from a seed mix, curly mesquite is blended with blue grama and buffalograss to produce a dry native turfgrass suitable for lawn grass and bare feet.

Maintenance

Mow no shorter than 4 inches. Fertilize with compost only. Once established (after the first month) only two soil wettings are needed per month. With less frequent water, it may go dormant.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses
Size:
6-12" H, 6-12" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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