For best results with Hordeum Jubatum plant them in full sun and well-drained soil, though it will tolerate most soil conditions once established. Perfect for Coastal gardens as it is very happy in saline conditions. Simply comb out tatty leaves or flowers to keep it tidy and cut back hard in spring to encourage new growth. Divide congested plants in Spring. Hordeum Jubatum will self-seed.
As a rough guide when planting Hordeum Jubatum grasses – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
How to grow Hordeum Jubatum
Position: Full sun
Soil and site: Best in moist, fertile, well drained soil
Flowering time: Summer to Autumn
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: Height to 60cm, spread to approximately 50cm
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: Cut back and comb out the last years dead leaves in early Spring. Divide overcrowded plants in Spring every few years.