Squirrel Tail Grass (Hordeum jubatum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Strongly alkaline (8.5 – 9.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pink to reddish-purple.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Dried seedheads are toxic to grazing animals.
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: @ 2 to 3 weeks.
Depth to plant seed: Sow seed on damp soil surface and lightly cover. Keep at warm temperature of @ 70F.
Pollinators: Wind

credit: Magnus Manske

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Grass ID by clintbrown Aug 26, 2014 2:41 AM 6
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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