Answer: Coix lacryma-jobi (Job's Tears) is an annual ornamental grass native to the East Indies so overwintering is not a problem. You will need to wait until there is no danger of frost and the ground has warmed in the spring before planting. To hasten germination, soak the seeds in water overnight just before planting. You can also start them indoors about a month before the last frost -- they mature in about 14 weeks.
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