1 Package of 25 Seeds
A small semi-evergreen cool-season grass from S. Africa that forms a tidy 1 foot tall clump.
It has blue-green foliage that turns purplish-red in the fall and showy pink flowers that rise a foot above the foliage in the spring and summer with spent flowers still attractive into winter. Best in full sun with regular water in a well-drained soil but tolerates considerable periods without irrigation and near seaside conditions. Is hardy to around 20° F and perennial in gardens in USDA Zones 8 and above but useful as an annual in colder climates.
Cut back in fall to midwinter to allow fresh new foliage to emerge in early spring. A very attractive grass massed or scattered in a border planting or as a container specimen.
Germination: Use a moist seed starting mix and sow the seed on top of the soil, lightly covering it. The soil and ornamental grass seeds need to maintain consistent wetness. Grow the seeds in a bright, sunny window until the rush plants are 4 inches in height. Transplant.