Collect and save grass seeds
Many ornamental grasses can be grown easily from seed. Increase or refresh your stock by collecting seeds now to sow in spring. They’re simple to collect, and will germinate readily to produce plants that will be mature enough to flower by late next summer. Gather the seeds on a dry day, then store in labelled envelopes in a tin somewhere cool and dark before sowing in spring.
On a dry day, cut the mature 1 seedheads with a short length of stem. Make a note of the name or type of grass.
2 On an envelope, write the grass name and any characteristics you want to remember before sowing next year.
3 Pick the grass heads apart, remove any chaff, then seal the cleaned seeds in the envelope. Use a new envelope for each variety.
Snip off seedheads from your favourite grasses for sowing in spring