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Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Variety is excellent for creating dried Flowers.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Ruby Silk

Ruby SilkOrnamental Grass Seed


Product ID: 1754

Elegant, ornamental grass.

Great for containers or for use in cut-flower bouquets. Rich rose-colored seed heads drape over compact clumps of upright grass. Long bloom time. Keeps its color when dried. Ht. 18-24". Avg. 100,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1754Packet  $3.95 
17541/16 Ounce  $6.90 
17541/8 Ounce  $11.75 
17541/4 Ounce  $19.25 
17541/2 Ounce  $34.35 
17541 Ounce  $63.80 
17541/4 Pound  $177.95 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   75-85

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Grows Well in Containers   Ideal for Drying and Crafts   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

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Growing Information

Grasses, Ornamental

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 3-8 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost in individual containers or seedling trays. Cover seed lightly. If started in seedling trays, transplant into cell packs or individual containers when large enough to handle. Transplant outside after last frost.
Direct seed: Only in warm climates; sow after last frost for fall blooming.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained, fertile soil.



HARVEST: Fresh or dried: Harvest when panicles are fully open. Seed heads harvested once they have shed pollen have a tendency to shatter.

USES: Excellent fresh cut or dried flower. Good for naturalistic gardens and mixed grass plantings. Outstanding in containers.

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