Coix Lacryma-jobi Seeds - Job's Tears Ornamental Grass Seed

Coix Seeds

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Grass Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 9 - 10

Height: 36 - 48 inches

Width: 24 inches

Foliage Color: Green

Soil Requirement: Moist, pH 6.1 - 7.8

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Coix Lacryma-jobi

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days, soak seed overnight in warm water before planting

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/4 inch

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination occurs

Plant Spacing: 10 - 12 inches

Job's Tears (Coix Lacryma-jobi) - For an interesting ornamental grass, try starting Cois seeds and enjoy this attractive grass that is known for its seeds. Commonly called Job's Tears grass, Coix is a perennial grass only in climate zones 9 and 10, and it is grown as an annual in the cooler zones. Ornamental grasses provide their own unique beauty to the landscape and Job's Tears is no exception with its slender, ribbon-like leaves and spikes of teardrop-like seeds. The plant is well known for the seeds that are natural beads and have been used for centuries to create jewelry and rosaries. Coix grass is native to Asia and is found along roadsides as well as cultivated for the grain that is edible and used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Grow these ornamental grass seeds and experience first hand the beauty and uniqueness of this Coix plant!