La Salle Arizona Cottontop is a native, warm season perennial bunchgrass that grows 3-5’ in height at maturity. It is well adapted to a variety of soils in the Rio Grande Plain, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Edwards Plateau, and Trans Pecos. Arizona Cottontop is good forage for livestock and it provides good seed production and cover for wildlife. It is an excellent choice for native rangeland restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, erosion control, and right-of-way seeding.
La Salle Arizona Cottontop is a blend of 12 South and Central Texas collections released by the Texas Native Seeds Program and the USDA NRCS Kingsville Plant Materials Center. Speed of germination is excellent compared to other native grasses, making it an excellent choice for planting after disturbances such as brush control or where erosion control is needed. La Salle will readily reseed itself, and individual plants are long lived.
Planting: Plant in spring to late summer at a rate of 2 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at a maximum depth of 1/4 inch.
Soil: Sandy loam, clay, clay loam (poor for very sandy soil)
Height: 3-5 feet
Type: Warm Season Perennial
Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Coastal Sand Plains
For more information: La Salle Arizona Cottontop Brochure from USDA NRCS