Flowers Grasses, Ornamental

Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID: 1584

Elegant fresh or dried flower.

Masses of white, woolly, nodding, 6" plumes on graceful plants forming 12" clumps. Showy accent in any landscape. Tender perennial in Zones 9–10, but grow as hardy annual. Ht. 22–24". Avg. 14,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 5-7 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/8" deep into cell trays or preferred seedling container, 5-7 weeks before last frost. Transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed - After last frost, only in warm climates with a long growing season. Direct seed - After last frost.





HARVEST: Fresh cut or dried – Harvest just before seed heads shed pollen and are still light green in color. Seed heads harvested once they have shed pollen tend to shatter.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average to light, porous soil.

USES: Excellent fresh cut flower. May be dried. Charming in naturalistic or mixed grass plantings. Effective planted in masses, tubs, and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pennisetum villosum

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Pennisetum villosum

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

100 - 120 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Tender Perennial

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.

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