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Porcupine Grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

A cool-season native grass typically found in drier sandy prairies.


  • Acronym: HESSPA
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Green-Tan
  • Bloom Time: May - June
  • Typical Height: 42"
  • Light Preference: Part Shade - Full Shade
  • Soil Preference: Dry - Mesic
  • Root Structure: Fiberous
  • Stratification: Cool & Moist for 60 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 680*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. LaSalle County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • Stipa spartea


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Hesperostipa spartea - Per Ounce

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