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Decorative Grass Seeds - Hordeum Jubatum

Botanical - Hordeum


Seed Count:
110 Seeds
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Price £1.50

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110 Seeds.

Other Names - Barley, Fox Tail Barley, Squirrel Tail Grass…

The decorative grass Hordeum Jubatum otherwise known as Squirrel's Tail with it's sandy white coloured spikes looks fabulous growing alongside flowers such as cornflowers. This variety is ideal for the borders and summer beds adding contrast and movement to the design. An excellent variety for dried or fresh flower arrangements.

  • Produces feathery-plumes that wave in the breeze.
  • Excellent for drying in winter decorations.
  • Adds contract and texture to the flower beds.

Suitable For - Flowers for drying, cottage gardens, low maintenance gardens, flower arrangements, beds and borders

Sowing Months - February - April

Flowering Months - June - July

Soil Preperation

If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Well drained, moderately fertile soil
Type   Distance between plants 25 - 40 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 3 mm
Average height 45 - 60 cm Germination Temperature 18 to 22℃
Average spread 25 - 35 cm Days to germination 14 - 21 days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow Squirrel Tail grass seeds on the surface of moist compost in trays, pots or modules.
Lightly cover the seeds with some compost or vermiculite.
Place early sowings in a propagator or a clear polythene bag and seal. Germinate at the temperature suggested above. Later sowings can be left to germinate in a cold frame.
Once germination starts remove from the propagator or bag and locate in a well lit area with a reduced temperature however protect from frost and avoid direct contact with hot sun.
The compost should be kept moist however never waterlogged.
When the seedling have grown large enough to be handled, transplant clumps of seedlings into 1 litre pots with a gritty compost mixture.
Grow on in frost free conditions, a greenhouse or cold frame is ideal.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds in a well prepared seed bed where the grass is to grow in drills 25 - 40 cm apart with a light covering of soil. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Cover the seeds with soil and water well.
Thin out the seedlings when large enough to handle to 25 - 40 cm apart.

Growing On

Water the young grass well until established.
A single top dressing of a general fertilizer will help to improve the performance of the grass.
However avoid over feeding the grass as this may affect the quality of the flowers.
Water well in dry conditions.


The Squirrel Tail grass thinning's can be planted elsewhere in the garden.

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