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I saw that one member was growing the above from seed. Can you tell me where you bought it from and if you are expecting it t grow tall this year please. I can only find plants and I would love to grow it "a la prairie" Thankyou

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If you buy one plant ,in a couple of years you will have a prairie, they seed all over the place very easily .They do not grow tall, about 1/2 a metre. A specialist seed place may have them , but a plant is not very expensive.

25 Apr, 2008


Hi Tulip! IT was me I think! I'm growing S. tenuissima from seed for the first time this year. I bought the packet from a garden centre - in fact it was one of these 'collection' packets, which contained 4 different types of grasses. It cost about £2, so I think it was a bit of a bargain. Wyeboy is right that if you bought a plant it would seed itself about, but of course that would take a couple of years and the plants are not particularly cheap if you need enough to do a 'prairie' type planting. My seedlings are doing very nicely, but to be honest, I don't think they will provide much of an impact this year - they have a lot of growing to do, but they might just surprise me and get a real growth spurt on! The seed packet said to transplant the seedlings singly, but I've sown several seeds per 1" plug in the hope of getting bigger plants sooner. Hope this helps - Good luck! Sarah.

25 Apr, 2008


Thankyou both of you.I'm going to try to track down seed so I can have lots at the same stage and possibly a prairie this year-even if it's a short one! If not, I'll get a couple of plants.Regards Tulipdamen.

27 Apr, 2008

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