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Digitaria californica 
Arizona Cottontop

Item #: 2056
Category: Grasses
Habit: Perennial
Height: 1-3 feet
Planting Rates: 

3 lbs per acre

Lawn & Garden
Dpak per 200 sf
1 lb per 1,000 sf

1 Dpak - $9.00
1 lb - $89.00



Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X        X    X            dry, medium 

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Rapidly establishes. Very drought tolerant. White delicate cottontop seedheads offer beautiful display in mass plantings. Arizona Cottontop is grazed by cattle, horses, and sometimes by sheep and goats. It is most palatable when green. It cures well on the stem and provides dry forage for cattle. This species has beneficial qualities in terms of diet for wildlife species including pronghorn antelope, mule deer, desert cottontail, whitethroat woodrat, javalina, and scaled quail.


Arizona Cottontop is also available by live roots (click here):


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