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Blue Bear Grass

Blue Bear Grass

Common Name:
Blue Bear Grass
  • Yellow
Plant Type:
  • Evergreen

What desert plant resembles a large blue grass for many years before it develops a trunk? Learn more about Blue Bear Grass.

Nolina nelsonii

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)

Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)

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. 

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. 
Blue Bear Grass