- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 4 - 10
- Height: 12 - 24 inches
- Width: 12 inches
- Foliage Color: Green
- Flower Color: Cream
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Fall Color: No Change
- Soil Requirement: Sandy
- Environment: Full sun
- Moisture Requirements: Needs well drained soil
- Temperature: 68 - 72F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 12 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Cover seeds lightly
- Sowing Rate: 4 - 6 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 10 - 12 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Lagurus
Bunny Tails (Lagurus ovatus) - Grow Lagurus ovatus seed for this delightful little annual that is excellent for cutting and preserving. This is one of those ornamental grasses that you grow first on a whim, then as an integral part of your garden! Commonly known as both Bunny Tails and Hare's Tail, this ornamental grass is neat and compact, topped by chartreuse puffballs that really do resemble little rabbit tails!
As summer turns to fall, the Bunny Tails turn to rich tan and dry out beautifully on the plant. You can leave them there -- they make spectacular winter accents, lasting until they catch the first heavy snowfall (or all season in mild climates). Or you can cut them and use them in dried arrangements, where they will last for months, refusing to shatter the way some textured grasses do after drying.
How To Grow Bunny Tails From Ornamental Grass Seed: It is recommended to directly sow Hare's Tail grass seed directly outside as the roots do not like to be disturbed. In the early spring, prepare a seedbed by loosening the soil and raking it to a fine tilth, and press the ornamental grass seeds into the soil and lightly cover. Ornamental Bunny Tails grass is a pleasure to grow, too, because it favors sandy soils that many other plants shun, and once it gets its roots established, it's quite drought-tolerant. Give it plenty of sunshine, water throughout the growing season, and watch it fill your garden with bobbing, fluffy blooms.