Bunny Tails (Lagurus ovatus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 12 - 20 inches (20-30 cm)
Plant Spread: Clump forming, 8 - 12 inches (15-20 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Cream with pink tinge
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 10° to 15° C (50 to 59 F)
Days to germinate: 10 - 14 days
Depth to plant seed: 0.3 cm - Surface sow, lightly covering with soil.
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 13, 2014 7:48 AM

Good one for cutting and for preserving. Once it gets established, it's very drought-tolerant. Likes lots of sunshine.

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Posted by Lakeside (Tennessee - Zone 6b) on Jul 1, 2018 8:05 AM

I started these from seed. This plant did not like the wet clay soils in my eastern Tennessee gardens. It did very well, however, in window box plantings. Seems to prefer good drainage.

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