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Galleta grass, Pleuraphis jamesii is found throughout the Mojave and Colorado Deserts in areas undisturbed by grazing, off-road vehicle use or other habitat degradation. Especially good for stabilizing or restoring disturbed or degraded areas. Another gorgeous desert native bunch grass.
Sunset Zone(s): Given excellent drainage (modification of compacted or other water-holding soils may be necessary) , grows especially well in zones 3, 8-10, 14-16, 18-23 and also in zones 1, 2, 7, 17, and 24. With moderate summer watering, grows especially well in zones 11, 12, and 13.
Blooming Period: Spring
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, no clay soils.
Collection elevation: 3475 feet
Location: San Bernardino County