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Arizona Cottontop

Digitaria californica

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Grass
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
5' × 3'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season August-October
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 20-25 °F
Leaf Description Long, narrow; from the base mostly
Fruit Cottony
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Elevation Range 1000-6000 ft.
Description Arizona cottontop is a fast growing grass with good potential to reseed and volunteer in a garden. This upright, clumping species is distinguished by its numerous cottony seeds, and its height makes it a good match for planting among medium size shrubs. Good drainage will benefit this species and improve growth rate. This may not be the grass for you if you don't want a species that can spread in the yard.