Hare's Tail Grass (Lagurus ovatus)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Ornamental Grass

Hare's Tail Grass
Lagurus ovatus

Hare's Tail Grass <em>Lagarus ovatus</em>
Hare's Tail Grass Lagarus ovatus

Annual ornamental grass easily grown from seed. Produces clumps of soft green foliage and white oval "bunny tail" like flowers good as a cut flower and dried.

This is an annual grass.

Full sun to very light shade. Needs very well-drained soil. 
Mature Height
12-24 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
10 - 11 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Root rots in wet soil.

Additional Notes

Easily grown from seed and a good addition to the annual border for interest. Flowers useful fresh or dried. May self seed.

This is an annual ornamental grass in cold climates.


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