These are whole seed heads from the so-called “Big Medicine” strain of reed canary grass. These are grown in proximity to the Yugp Red plants. Seed can contain a bit more genetic variability than clones, so we also do offer clones of Big Medicince and Yugo Red Phalaris Arundinacea. The Big Medicine and Yugo Red varieties of Reed Canary grass are believed to be more beneficial as a grazing grass due to a lower content of the alkaloid gramine, something present in the plant which could be harmful to certain livestock. It has attractive pinkish red seed heads that make it an ideal ornamental grass. Given good rich soil and plenty of water, this grass will grow like crazy. As the clump is grown out, its rhizomes will spread, sending out genetically identical plants. Any seeds that come about will usually produce plants with similar, but not genetically identical traits. We purchased our original plants several years back. This is a very rare product, but we are offering the public a a chance to collect these normally private genetics. This product is intended for serious botanical collectors only who can appreciate this rarity.
Each item contains 5 Big Medicine seed heads. The menu says “pods” simply because we have that attribute set up for other listings. But each lot has five seed heads collected once they’ve dried on the plants.
Growing Information: https://www.worldseedsupply.com/propagation-and-cloning-of-phalaris-grass/
**Buyer is responsible for frozen plants. USPS is heated, so the plant will be fine unless you leave it at your door too long. But if you are in a cold area and cannot get the plant right away, signature confirmation can be added to the shipping cost. They will hold the plant until you pick it up.