Tough grass to mow

    This plant resembles a large blue grass for many years of its life. However, as it ages, it develops trunks that can make this plant up to 8 feet tall. 

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Blue Bear Grass
    Scientific Name:
    Nolina nelsonii
    • Yellow
    Fun Facts:
    • The leaves are an inch wide and can be up to 3 feet long.
    • The leaves are also very flexible but very sharp due to tiny sharp teeth along the edge.
    • When this plant is mature, it develops 4 foot bloom spikes with thousands of yellow flowers that can persists for months. 
    Plant Type:
    • Evergreen
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    7b (5 °F to 10 °F)

    8a (10 °F to 15 °F)

    8b (15 °F to 20 °F)

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)