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Lagurus ovatus

hare's tail grass

hare's tail grass

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  • Other common names hare's tail grass
    rabbit's tail grass

    Turk's head grass
    bunnies' tails

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  • Synonyms Lagurus ovatus 'Bunny's Tails'

  • Genus Lagurus is an annual grass with linear leaves and spike-like ovoid flowering panicles which are good for drying

  • Family Poaceae / Poaceae

  • Details L. ovatus forms a tuft of narrow, arching leaves, with slender stems bearing dense ovoid flower-heads, at first pale green, later pale buff to cream

  • Plant range Mediterranean

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Tufted

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in medium to light, moderately fertile soil in a warm, sunny site. Prefers sandy soil

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in situ in spring or by sowing seed in containers in a cold frame in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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