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  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Hordeum jubatum

Foxtail Barley

Main interest:
showy feathery flowers
full sun
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
green and white with pale pink
Flowering period:
May to July
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 2 ft (0.6 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
borders, flower beds, mass planting, cut flowers

Foxtail Barley gets its name because the distinct feathery flowers resemble the tails of red foxes. This hardy, ornamental grass is native to North America and thrives in full sun and is not fussy about soil conditions. It pairs perfectly with flowering perennials, and is a stunning plant for borders, beds, and is very impactful when planted in a large swathe where the graceful pale pink flowers will sway in the wind. The flowers bloom in late spring to summer and are green with flushes of pale pink or purple and fade to light tan as they mature. The feathery flowers are great in fresh or dried arrangements.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
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