Loudetia simplex is a grass species found in tropical and Southern Africa and Madagascar. The species is a perennial bunch grass, with culms erect and 30–150 cm long. Leaves are mostly basal, with flat, convolute blades 10–30 cm long and 2–5 mm wide. The inflorescence is a 10–30 cm long panicle of spikelets, each containing one sterile and one fertile flower. The lemma carries a 25–50 mm long awn. Germination is greatly improved with treatment of smoke seed primer.
For the best germination results with these seeds we recommend treating these seeds with Cape Seed Primer.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Autumn / Spring
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