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Coix (Job's-Tears Grass)

Job's-Tears Grass is a tropical species which is grown as an annual. It makes ornamental, large, dark violet-black seeds fading to light grey with maturity on short stems with broad leaves. The seeds are edible and are roasted and ground for the preparation of a flour for baking bread. For any rich, well drained, rather rocky soil in full sun.
Sow in any rich, well drained substrate at some 20°C under glass in early spring. Carefully transplant seedlings to their final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights from end of spring to early summer.
7 large seeds per package.
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Coix lacryma-jobi (Job's-Tears Grass)

Coix lacryma-jobi (Job's-Tears Grass)

30 (50)cm, Job's-Tears Grass is a fast growing perennial grass which is usually grown as an annual. It descends from tropical Asia and has large, ornamental dark violet-black seeds fading to light grey with maturity and short, broad foliage. The seeds are roasted and ground in order to make a flour for bread. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained, rather rocky soil in full sun. Sow directly to the ground after the last freezing nights in late spring or early summer. Alternatively cultivate as a perennial pot plant, keep slightly drier in winter at a minimum of some 20°C in full sun. VII-IX.
7 seeds per package.

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