Bunny Tail Grass

Common Names: Bunny Tail Grass

Botanical names: Lagurus ovatus

Availability: Summer through Fall

Vase life: 10 to 14 days

Storage temperatures: 32 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: No

Description: Fluffy, soft seed heads, which resemble tiny bunny tails at the ends of long slender stems. These seed heads appear in late spring to early summer and can last well into fall. They start off green and gradually turn creamy white as they mature.

Color: Green to Creamy White

Botanical facts: Bunny Tail Grass is native to the Mediterranean region, particularly areas around southern Europe and North Africa. Bunny tail grass is a perennial grass. It forms dense clumps of foliage from which its characteristic seed heads emerge.

Design notes: Bunny Tail Grass adds a unique texture to floral arrangements, so use it strategically to create visual interest. Place clusters of bunny tail grass throughout the arrangement to add depth and dimension. You can also use it as a focal point by featuring it prominently in the center or as a framing element along the edges.

Purchasing hints: Purchase stems which are fresh, flexible and well hydrated. Avoid seed heads which are dry and shattering.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the waterline. Cut stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Bunny Tail Grass drys well and is an excellent addition to dried arrangements.