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Hordeum jubatum

Foxtail barley

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  • Hordeum jubatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hordeum jubatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hordeum jubatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourGreen white
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Hordeum jubatum (Foxtail barley). This species is densely tufted with light green leaves growing to 15cm. The stems will bear dense nodding panicles of long-bristled and soft spikes in mid-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Grass

Other common names

Squirreltail barley, Barley

Origin

Asia

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  • Hordeum jubatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Hordeum jubatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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