A top quality, valuable newcomer about which we can find no reference. Broad clumps of leaves in spring, very much like an aspidistra, make a spectacular picture, followed by multi-branching seedheads carrying large seeds.
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.
Common name:Waterfall Millet, Chinese Bead Grass