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Sand Love Grass Seeds

Eragrostis trichodes

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the Eragrostis Trichodes seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the sand love grass seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, since they prefer dry and sandy soil. This plant readily spreads and reseeds itself, and can grow very quickly in good conditions. It makes an excellent choice for erosion control, as well as being a beautiful ornamental grass.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn color. Strip the seed from the stem, and separate the seed from the plant material. Store the sand love grass seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Eragrostis trichodes

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 90,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Green, Brown

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall, Blooms Late Fall

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~1,000 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $7.96 Notify Me
1 Oz Mylar (~90,000 Seeds) $12.00 $11.47 Notify Me
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $28.90 Notify Me
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $102.00 Notify Me
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DESCRIPTION

Appropriately named, this warm-season grass thrives in the sandy soil of open prairies and fields. This ornamental bunchgrass is valued for its purplish inflorescence and graceful, arching habit, and it's resistance to heat and drought.
Appropriately named, this grass thrives in the sandy soil of open prairies and fields. Livestock and other grazing animals appreciate this plant so much that it is sometimes called "ice cream grass." The genus name "Eragrostis" comes from the Greek words for "love grass," in reference to the plant's delicate beauty.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the Eragrostis Trichodes seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the sand love grass seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, since they prefer dry and sandy soil. This plant readily spreads and reseeds itself, and can grow very quickly in good conditions. It makes an excellent choice for erosion control, as well as being a beautiful ornamental grass.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn color. Strip the seed from the stem, and separate the seed from the plant material. Store the sand love grass seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Eragrostis trichodes

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 90,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Green, Brown

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall, Blooms Late Fall