Annual cut flower that’s easy to grow and harvest.
Strong stems are nicely arched at the top where 1/2- 3/4", nodding spikes dance and glitter. Makes a beautiful cut flower. Easy to harvest: cut the entire clump once seed heads are full, but still green. NOTE: Plants self-seed readily and can become invasive. Not recommended for use in rotation with grain crops or for landscaping. Take care to harvest seed-producing stems to avoid self-seeding and weed issues. Also known as rye brome, common chess, and little sea oats. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 8,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 60-70°F (16-21°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) – Sow seed 1/8" deep in early spring after last heavy frost. Make 2–3 successive sowings 2 weeks apart for continuous summer harvest. Transplant – Sow 4–5 weeks before last frost date. When first true leaves appear, transplant into larger cell packs or containers. Harden off to transplant outdoors after last frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".
PLANT SPACING: 4-6".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: For Fresh or Dried – harvest when seed heads are mature but still green. Harvesting after seed heads turn golden results in shattering when dried.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bromus secalinus
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