As the common name suggests the leaves of this grass have a scent of fresh hay with a hint of vanilla which also persists in the dry plant. It is a cool season grass, starting to germinate/grow in early spring and flowering in May. Not long lived, so it’s good to allow it to reseed in place.
In late summer it turns a beautiful golden colour – the featured image shows what a beautiful backdrop provides for Allium acuminatum; it can be used this way combined with other species. Also useful as a component in the wildflowers meadows.
Germination: warm germinator (fast in a few days); sow in late fall or spring.