Lagurus Ovatus Drought Tolerant Bunny Tails xeriscape Ornamental Grass Seed

Lagurus Ovatus Seeds

Grass Specifications

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

Deer Resistant: Yes

Moisture Requirements: Needs well drained soil

Latin Name: Lagurus ovatus

Planting Directions

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: 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 drought tolerant 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: Start the ornamental grass seeds indoors in early spring for transplanting out once temperatures are warm. Press the seeds into the soil and lightly cover. Maintain moisture for successful germination. For areas with a long growing season, you can directly sow Hare's Tail grass seed directly outside. 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 xeriscape garden with bobbing, fluffy blooms.