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Overwintering Job's Tears?

Posted by gemini_jim 7a MD (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 18, 07 at 9:56

Hi all,

I'm growing this useful grass (Coix lacryma-jobi) for the first time and wondered if anyone has had success overwintering the mature plants in the ground here in the Mid-Atlantic. They are listed as hardy to zone 9a, but reading the palm survival thread here has made me think it's worth a try. I know they are easy to start from seed, but it seems that established plants would grow bigger and flower sooner next season.

I also posed this question on the ornamental grass forum, but no replies so far. Maybe job's tears just aren't ornamental enough!


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RE: Overwintering Job's Tears?

I didn't realize that this was a perennial in warm zones. I have a few that are covered with seeds and I thought they'd die once they ripened. Maybe I'll stick them in the greenhouse and see if they make it. I also really like this grass.

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