Teff, Annual Bunch Grass, Lovegrass
Eragrostis tef

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eragrostis (er-uh-GROS-tis) (Info)
Species: tef
Synonym:Eragrostis abyssinica
Synonym:Poa tef

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 25, 2011, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a wonderful plant but can only be grown as an annual in colder zones. It germinates quickly, mixes well with other plants, is superb in pots and attractive when it goes to seed.