Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum) - If you like native ornamental grasses, try growing Foxtail Barley grass seeds. It is also commonly called Squirrel Tail Grass, and it prefers full sun and moist to dry conditions. In the wild, Hordeum jubatum Foxtail Barley can be found growing along the edges of marshes, poorly drained fields, pastures, and gravelly areas along roads and railroads. It even tolerates salt, but it cannot compete well with taller vegetation. Hordeum jubatum has gained popularity as an ornamental grass because of its highly attractive flower heads. How To Grow Foxtail Barley Seeds: The ornamental grass seeds can be started directly outdoors in spring once frost danger has passed. Prepare a weed free seedbed. Foxtail Barley is known to self-sow easily, but it is shallow-rooted making unwanted seedlings easy to pull and remove.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 4 - 10
- Height: 20 inches
- Foliage Color: Green
- Flower Color: White to pink
- Soil Requirement: Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade