Nolina parryi
"Parry's Beargrass"

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This magnificent plant is HANDS-DOWN the largest and showiest flower of the genus – a true California native SHOW-STOPPER! Gorgeous, 3’ long, thick succulent ever-silvery-green leaves radiate from a woody base. In mid-Spring thru Summer if produces a glorious 8’ tall flower spike with clusters of creamy blooms emerging from showy, papery bracts. Once in full bloom the flower spike spread out to look like an overly-flocked Christmas tree! These stunning panicles provide a visual feast for the eyes and a literal Feast of sweet nectar and pollen that attracts native bees and honeybees. Deer resistant and tolerant of heat and drought, Nolina parryi is extremely tough once established. Thriving in rocky well-drained soil, it also does well in clay if not over-watered. 
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Sun/Part shade
Low/Avg. water

CA Native Perennial
USDA zones 7-11