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California Native Grass Mix

Native Grass Mix


A mixture of native California grasses that is easy to grow and exhibits a fine texture. The grasses in this mix include the official state grass of California, Purple Needlegrass (Nasella pulchra). If left unmowed the grasses develop into a mature stand with beautiful seed heads, some in purple colors. When mowed, the grasses produce a fine bladed turf that is resistant to moderate traffic. The native grasses in this mixture are the same as those used in the native meadow lawn at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.


All California Natives
Contains Annuals & Perennials
Fine textured
Grows in full sun to light shade

Low Maintenance
Quick establishment, long lived
Excellent mowed appearance
Only 1 product needed


Can be grown as a low maintenance turf for lawns or as a ground cover on flat or sloped areas for erosion control.

Seeding Rates

New seeding: 1 pound to 400 square feet.


Germination in 14-21 days with establishment in 10-12 weeks.

Adaptability & Care

If using as a mowed lawn, mow at 3 inches. To keep the grass growing in summer, water 2-3 times per week, less during cool seasons.

Ingredients & Specifications

Festuca rubra ‘Molatte’
Poa secunda
Vulpia microstachys
Nasella pulchra
Melica imperfecta

Inert carrier: (walnut shells) for even distribution

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