Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) Perennial
Also known as Sweet Vernal Grass, this ornamental heirloom releases a soothing, vanilla-like scent. In July and August, sun-loving Vanilla Grass yields blossoms atop grassy shoots reaching several feet tall. Prefers well drained soil. Tricky to germinate but hardy once established.
- 50 seeds minimum (naturally lower germination rate)
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Direct sow outside in rows 6-12” inches apart after last frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover seed very lightly. Keep moist but not soggy.
- Space plants 12-18” apart.