Curly Mesquite Grass
Central Texas to Northern Mexico, west to Arizona
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
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.
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.
6-12" H, 6-12" W
Sandy, Thin, Well drained