Pleuraphis jamesii
Plants of the Southwest

Pleuraphis jamesii

Galleta Grass

A powerful reclamation grass, Galleta Grass has vigorous, spreading roots and rhizomes that resprout even when repeatedly trampled. Use for difficult areas of erosion or heavy traffic (dog runs and playing fields), in meadows and lawns, although its curly, stiff leaf blades do not resemble standard turf grasses. Allow 1-2 years establishment time before heavy use.Water increases height. In lawn settings, water only moderately. This warm season, perennial grass to 2 ft. withstands the cold winters, the wind and low moisture. Seed is light, so cover carefully; binder helps. Seeding rate: 4 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Reclamation: 20 lbs. per acre. Zones 4-7.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 4567


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