Commonly known as Job’s tears, this intriguing grass bears strappy green leaves on upright to arching stems that typically reach 3 to 4 feet tall. Nodding green flowers mature into large, bead-like green seeds that ripen to white, black, tan, or shades of gray. This plant has been grown for millennia and has many fascinating uses: as an edible grain, as a medicinal plant, as a natural bead for crafting, and as a garden ornamental. Full sun. Perennial in Zones 9 and south; can be grown as an annual anywhere. Be aware that Job’s tears may self-sow: usually lightly in cold climates but more freely in warmer regions, possibly to the point of being invasive.
Harvested in August and September 2021. At least 15 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.