E. hispidus is a loosely tufted, perennial grass with erect to arching, linear, bristly, silver-blue leaves and upright stems bearing slender, insignificant flowers spikes in summer.
Seed - if sufficient moisture is available, the seed can be sown shallowly in situ in late summer. It germinates within a few days and grows rapidly before becoming dormant for the winter. New growth in spring is rapid, the plant flowering in early summer and maturing the seed in mid to late summer. In drier soils the seed is better sown in the spring, but will generally only give a light crop or no crop of seed in its first year. If seed is in short supply then it can be sown in containers in a greenhouse, pricked out into individual pots when large enough to handle and then planted out when 15cm or more tall. Division of the rhizomes is easy.
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