Black Madras Ornamental Rice

Oryza sativa. This trendy Ornamental Grass is all the rage in public gardens, where its tidy fountains of dusky, deep mahogany blades add drama to imaginative plant combos. Late summer intensifies the color and brings arching spikes of chartreuse rice (edible!) that add exciting contrast. Grow this grass in your wettest garden bed or even standing water, or in a container without drainage holes or one that can get daily attention from your watering can. Direct sow seeds in spring after the last frost date, pressing the seeds into the soil but not covering them, or sow indoors 6 to 8 weeks earlier. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Annual. Summer blooming. Height: 16" to 20". Average seed life: 2 to 3 years. One packet of about 100 seeds
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  • Deer-resistant and easy to grow, Ornamental Grasses add lovely texture, color and billowing movement to garden beds and containers. Their blooms are the hallmark of late summer and fall, and are wonderful additions to late-season bouquets.
Deer-resistant and easy to grow, Ornamental Grasses add lovely texture, color and billowing movement to garden beds and containers. Their blooms are the hallmark of late summer and fall, and are wonderful additions to late-season bouquets.
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