Syn. Avena notarisii
Syn. Avena sempervirens
Native Region: central and southwestern Europe
Zone Range: 04-09
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 06 July, 2010
Seed count: 30-40
Evergreen perennial grass with gray-blue leaves. In early summer, straw-coloured spikelets are borne on stiff, upright stems. Height 4-1/2 feet; spread 2 feet. Suits an herbaceous border or gravel plantings. Drought-tolerant once established.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Grow in well-drained, poor to moderately-fertile soil in full sun. Comb through to remove dead leaves and old flowering stems in spring.