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Lagurus ovatus (Hare's tail grass)

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1 hour care
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Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Lagurus ovatus

Other names: Hare's tail grass, Rabbit's tail grass, Turk's head grass, Bunnies' tails , Bunny tail grass

Genus: Lagurus

Species: L. ovatus - L. ovatus is a clump-forming annual grass with slender, arching leaves, fine stems bearing dense fluffy flower-heads, at first pale green, later pale buff to cream.

Lagurus ovatus is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-green, Cream in Summer; Pale-brown, Cream in Autumn

Foliage: Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Lagurus ovatus (Hare's tail grass) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation: Plant in moderately fertile, well-draining, soil in a warm, sunny site. Prefers sandy soil

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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