Savannah Grass Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID:4668.114668

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Melinis nerviglumis

Days To Maturity

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.

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100 - 120 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Tender Perennial

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

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.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Savannah Grass Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID:4668.114668

New! Sparkling, rosy grass for late summer and fall.

This late-season grass is the perfect color for late summer and fall arrangements, containers, and garden beds. 3–6" long, gracefully arched, rose gold to dusty rose plumes can be used as fresh or dried cut flowers. Panicles lighten in color when dried but maintain a rosy hue. 18–24" stems float above the compact, mounded grass clumps, making them easy to pluck from the plants. The thin stems are best suited for design work and are not recommended for when something sturdy is needed. Very attractive in the garden or in containers with sage-green, compact plants and rosy, sparkling plumes that dance in the light. Tender perennial in Zones 9–10, but typically grown as an annual. Also known as ruby grass, pink bubble grass, mountain red top, bristle-leaved red top.
Ht. 18–24". Avg. 25,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Melinis nerviglumis

Days To Maturity

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.

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100 - 120 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Tender Perennial

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

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.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-21 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flat or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before planting out. Cover seeds with a thin layer of vermiculite to retain moisture and hold seeds in place. Light aids germination. Transplant out after danger of frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. Tolerant of part shade.

PLANT HEIGHT: 18-24".

PLANT SPACING: 9-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-10.

HARVEST: Fresh cut or dried – Harvest when seed heads have just opened and before pollen shed. Seed heads harvested once they have shed pollen tend to shatter.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.

USES: Fresh or dried cut flower. Charming in naturalistic or mixed grass plantings, garden beds, and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Melinis nerviglumis

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