A semi-hardy perennial grass with glistening bristles of lightly coloured ponytails that billow and dance in even the slightest of breezes. Excellent for mass plantings or containers. Garden height averages 45 cm (18″). Reliably hardy to Zone 5b but probably best treated as an annual in zones below that. Packet contains approx. 200 seed.
How to Grow
Sow seed 4-6 weeks early indoors in a soil-less mix using peat pots or cell paks for an easier transplant to the garden. Mist the growing medium and keep at 20 C (70 F) for the 5-10 day germination period. After germination occurs, grow on under lights before hardening off and transplanting to the garden in late May after the danger of frost has passed. Seed can also be sown directly in the garden in mid-May. Best growth occurs in sites with full sun.