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Hystrix patula

Bottlebrush Grass

Seed count: 20-25   
Hystrix patula
Hystrix patula
Native Region: North America: western Canada, eastern Canada, north-central USA, northeast USA, and southeast USA
Zone Range: 3-7
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 16 October, 2018
Seed count: 20-25

This perennial ornamental grass bears distinctive, six inch long, spiny, bottle brush-like flower heads in early summer. The flowers open green and change to tan, remaining attractive into the fall. Useful as a cut flower, fresh or dried. Height and spread 2-4 feet.

For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in a cold frame or directly into the ground in spring. Grow in moist, well-drained average garden soil in sun to part shade.

Harvest Date: Tuesday 16 October, 2018
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