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PlantFiles: Parry's Nolina, Bear Grass
Nolina parryi

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Nolina (no-LEE-na) (Info)
Species: parryi (PAIR-ree-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Nolina wolfii

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive melody On Jan 31, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A Southern CA plant that is one of the largest and showiest of this southwestern genus. The leaves are 2' to 3' long and less than 3/4" wide.

Native Americans wove the leaves into baskets and mats and the young stems were prepared as food.



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