Members of the Polypogon are perennial grasses that reach about 60 cm (24 inches) in height.
They carry downy flower spikes from summer to autumn.
Polypogon monspeliensis / Beard Grass. Both Photographs by Matt Lavin.
Some common names for Polypogon include Rabbit Foot Grass and Beard Grass.
Common Names: Beard Grass, Rabbitsfoot Grass
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial commonly grown as a hardy annual by gardeners.
Height: 24 to 40 inches (60 to 100 cm).
Native: Europe, Africa, South America.
Growing Region: Zones 5 to 10. As a perennial in zones 8 to 10.
It is best to grow rabbit Foot Grass (and other Polypogon) outdoors from the off.
The seeds should be sown onto the soil surface in the first months of spring. Space at about 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 inches) apart.
Rabbit foot grass is able to grow in both lightly shaded and sunny parts of the garden. Best results will be got when located in sunny parts of the garden.
Ideally the soil that Polypogon species grow in should be fertile.
Polypogon plants should be grown in an area where they are protected from environmental damage, such as heavy rain and wind.
If you require more Rabbit foot grass and Beard Grass plants, then they can be propagated by taking cuttings.
I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Polypogon plants. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Quaking grass, Miscanthus plant, Koeleria plant, and Coix plants.