Polypogon Seed - Rabbit's Foot Grass Ornamental Grass Seeds

Polypogon Seeds

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Grass Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 16 inches

Foliage Color: Blue-green

Flower Color: Light green panicles that turn cream when older

Soil Requirement: Course, textured soils, pH 4.8 – 7.8

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Moisture Requirements: Moist to wet areas

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Polypogon monspeliensis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68 - 72F

Average Germ Time: 10 -12 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Cover seeds lightly and keep it moist

Sowing Rate: 5 - 7 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Polypogon

Rabbits Foot Grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) - For a spring and early summer ornamental grass, start Polypogon monspeliensis seeds and enjoy this fast growing, attractive annual. Common names for this grass are Annual Rabbitsfoot Grass or Annual Beardgrass. This ornamental grass is not picky about soil, and it tolerates moist to wet soils where other grasses will not grow. Rabbit's Foot Grass is a popular ornamental because it has fine textured foliage and attractive cream colored panicles. It usually only reaches a height of 16 inches making it a nice size for the mixed border.

How To Grow Annual Beard Grass From Ornamental Grass Seeds: Annual Beard Grass seeds can be started indoors. Using a seed starting tray filled with a pre-moistened seed starting medium that drains well, place the ornamental grass seeds on top of the soil and gently press the seeds in. Keep the Polypogon monspeliensis seeds moist until germination occurs. Some gardeners start the Rabbit's Foot Grass seeds directly outside in the spring after danger of frost has passed. Prepare a seedbed, and press the seeds into the soil that has been worked into a fine tilth.