Flowers Grasses, Ornamental

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Ornamental Grass Seed

Product ID: 1593

Easy-to-grow grass with a fresh look.

Green-to-white glumes and awns. 4" heads (not counting the awns). Easy textural element for fresh and dried bouquets. Vigorous wheat/rye cross. Ht. 24–36". Avg. 675 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 60-70°F (16-21°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow about 4 weeks before the last frost date. Sow seeds 1/4" deep, 1-2" apart. Large-scale plantings may be broadcast sown or drilled with a grain drill.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Dry, well-drained, average soil. Drought tolerant, but will not do well in clay soil.



HARVEST: Fresh or dried: When seed heads have matured but are still green. For varieties with dark awns, wait to cut until the awns begin to darken. Hang to dry.

USES: Excellent cut or dried flower. Midborder in naturalistic or mixed grass plantings.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Triticum durum, Triticosecale spp.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Triticosecale spp.

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.

60 - 75 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).


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.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts