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Xerophyllum (Bear Grass)

Bear Grass is a monotypic genus with only this species, Xerophyllum tenax. It is native to humus-rich soils in the upper meadows, woods, and subalpine slopes in N America (British Columbia, SW Alberta, Sierra Nevada and C California to Rocky Mountains). It is a clump forming species with coarse, evergreen, grassy foliage, and most ornamental, rather tall racemes of terminal heads of scented, creamy-white flowers. Xerophyllum tenax can only be propagated by seeds, cuttings taken from offsets will usually not thrive.
Sow seeds flat in any humus-rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Carefully transplant seedlings into the open garden in autumn. Ideal in a rich soil in the rock garden.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Xerophyllum tenax (Bear Grass)

Xerophyllum tenax (Bear Grass)

70 (100)cm, Bear Grass is suited for any humus rich, slightly acid and moist, well drained soil. Plants will die down after flowering leaving some offsets behind. Do not water plants in winter. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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