Agrostis nebulosa

Agrostis nebulosa

Cloud grass

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Agrostis nebulosa
  • Common name: Cloud grass
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Commonly known as cloud grass, Agrostis nebulosa is a stunning annual grass grown for its billowing panicles bearing masses of tiny flowers, followed by seedheads.

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In the garden, it’s especially suited to growing in a meadow setting with plants like scabious, knapweed and lady’s bedstraw. Indoors, it makes a brilliant and long-lasting cut flower – a generous bunch looks fantastic by itself.

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For best results, direct sow Agrostis nebulosa where it is to flower on a prepared soil in full sun in April or May. Alternatively, sow indoors in March or April then plant out later in spring. Plants will readily self-seed but seedlings are easy to remove.

How to grow Agrostis nebulosa

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Agrostis nebulosa and wildlife

Agrostis nebulosa has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Agrostis nebulosa poisonous?

Agrostis nebulosa has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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