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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

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    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lagurus ovatus

hare's tail grass

  • 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'

  • Family Poaceae

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

  • 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

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Sand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Acid, 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 Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds 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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