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Agrostis avenacea

Common Blown-grass (now known as Lachnagrostis filiformis)

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

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Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow, thinly cover with gravel as it needs light.



Germinates in 2-3 weeks.
Light required for germination.

Pests and Disease

None known

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe


Storage and Ripening

May have a 2-3 months after-ripening period.
Seed remains viable for at least 2-3 years.

Grows from Cuttings