Popular ornamental grass, grown for its dark foliage and nearly-black flowers. For some reason I thought it was hardy in my zone when I traded for the seed, but that seems unlikely. It did put up a flower plume in its first season of growth, but I think it needs better growing conditions (fertile soil, consistent moisture) to produce a more impressive display.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 65F (80%G, 4-7d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80%G, 4d)
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February 01, 2009