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PlantFiles: Teff, Annual Bunch Grass, Lovegrass
Eragrostis tef

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

Synonym:Eragrostis abyssinica
Synonym:Poa tef

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive DonnaMack 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.



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