Hare's Tail Grass - Key Growing Information

Hare's tail grass (Lagarus ovatus), grown as an ornamental grass.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - 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.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: 20-28".

PLANT SPACING: 9-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 8-10.

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 naturalistic or mixed grass plantings. Effective planted in masses, tubs, and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lagurus ovatus

ALTERNATE NAMES: Bunny tail grass, rabbit tail grass