Silky spike melic take its common name from the attractive fluffy-white spike-like panicles which become conspicuous in late summer when the seeds are ready; they gracefully mixed in with other wildflowers and grasses.
It looks beautiful planted by itself or in associations with other perennials in a wildflower border or naturalized areas.
Companions in the wild: Jurinea mollis, Salvia pratensis, Veronica orchidacea, Echium, various Centaurea, Scabiosa ochroleuca, to name just a few.
Germination: warm germinator; you can also sow it in late fall/winter and it will germinate with the raise of temperature in the spring.
Not all florets are fertile but the seeds were carefully selected – see the image.