Hesperostipa neomexicana

Hesperostipa neomexicana

New Mexico needlegrass

Also known Stipa neomexicana. Cool season, very drought tolerant, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to deep, well-drained soils. Growth and habit similar to S. comata but does best on slightly heavier soils.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
10 
- 16 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
10.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
70,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes