Dilley Slender Grama

The Dilley Slender Grama is a blend of 4 collections from the Rio Grande Plains. Its resiliency and poor forage value make it an excellent choice for erosion control, wildlife plantings, and restoration. The grass produces multiple heads that bear 5-9 seed spikes, each bearing 5-8 seeds. It will flower and produce seed throughout the year. Individual plants are long lived, and Dilley Slender Grama frequently reseeds itself.

Good for erosion control, wildlife planting, rangeland restoration and right-of-way planting.

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Our Texas Natives are certified “Selected Texas Native Germplasm” by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Each variety is of a specific ecotype of its species that was locally sourced from counties in Texas.

Our Texas Natives are certified “Selected Texas Native Germplasm” by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Each variety is of a specific ecotype of its species that was locally sourced from counties in Texas.

 

 

Description

Dilley Slender Grama is native, warm season perennial bunchgrass that reaches 1-2’ at maturity. Slender grama is native to the Rio Grande Plain, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Post Oak Savannah, and South Texas Sand Sheet regions of Texas. Grazing value of slender grama is good, however overall forage production is low.  The plant provides valuable wildlife cover in early successional habitats.  Slender grama is a standout plant for erosion control, revegetation of denuded sites, and in range and wildlife habitat restoration seed mixes.  Use of Dilley slender grama for highway and energy right of way plantings has been extensively tested and the species has reliably had outstanding performance in these contexts.

Dilley Slender grama is blend of 4 collections from the Rio Grande Plains released by the Texas Native Seeds Program and USDA NRCS Kingsville Plant Materials Center. Individual plants are long lived, and Dilley Slender Grama frequently reseeds itself.  Plants are easy to establish from seed and grow vigorously after planting. Douglass King Seed Company is a licensed producer of Dilley Slender Grama.

Planting: Plant at a rate of 5 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at a maximum depth of 1/4 inch.

Soil: Sand, sandy loam, clay, and clay loam

Height: 1-2.5 feet

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Coastal Sand Plains

For more information: Dilley Slender Grama Brochure from USDA NRCS

Additional information

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

<1'

Wildlife

Quail