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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 8, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Has anyone tried winter sowing either blue-eyed or yellow-eyed grass? I am interested in planting a bunch of these in a boulder outcropping garden and thought this may be the most efficient way to get lots of plants going. I have little luck with starting seeds, and it appears these need a cold start, so thought I'd give winter sowing a try this coming year. Any tips appreciated. I am also reading up on the process, including stickies and general info from this forum. Thanks.



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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Aug 9, 2016 12:02 PM CST
I only grow the Blue. But I bought it as a plant and have only propagated by division. I have never seen any of mine reseed.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 9, 2016 3:00 PM CST
I found a mixed packet of seed that includes white, blue, yellow, and lilac - not sure how many of each but the recommendation was to just direct sow in the winter. I was thinking if I did a winter sowing I could prick them out once they came up and then set out individual plants rather than having clumps here and there. I wouldn't know the color until they bloomed, unless there is some distinction in the leaves (I doubt that), but having a mixture would actually be pretty.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 10, 2016 6:08 PM CST
I've never WSown them, either. But I agree that the mixed colors would be pretty.

Karen

Sandysgardens
Nov 16, 2016 4:12 AM CST
I've wintered sown Blue-eyed grass several times and had success each time. I love it inter-planted throughout a border..

Sandy
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bxncbx
Nov 16, 2016 5:36 AM CST
I tried for a couple of years to germinate the seeds indoors with no luck. I wintersowed both blue & yellow last year and got sprouts at last! Only the blue bloomed for me this year though. I think the other was too shaded. Hopefully they'll survive my winter. Crossing Fingers!

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