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Cat Grass, Variegated

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A sharp accent in the garden or in pots indoors.

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This annual cat grass sprouts fast-growing, bold leaves in bright white and green! Easy and fun to grow indoors or out.
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Item#: 47025A
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Sun Light Requirements

Full Sun

Days To Maturity null

7-60 days

Life Cycle null


Height null

2-4 feet

Spread null

6-8 inches

Additional Uses null

Container Plant

Sow Method null

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Planting Time null

Spring, Summer

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6 inches

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  • Sowing Seed Indoors:

    • To grow as a houseplant, sow indoors at any time.
    • Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in seed starting formula in the container where the plants will grow.
    • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F
    • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days
    • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.

    Sowing Directly in the Garden:

    • Sow outdoors in spring after all danger of frost has passed in average soil in full sun.
    • Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.
    • Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in rows 1 inch apart.
    • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
    • Seedlings emerge 7-14 days.
    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
    • For best results, water just as soil surface dries.
    • Re-sow often to maintain months of vibrant grass.
    • Trim back to 1 inch every second week to promote fresh growth.
    • Cat grass usually re-grows quickly several times after being nibbled.
    • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

    Harvesting and Preserving Tips:

    • Pets may graze plants at will.
    • People can make smoothies with young green leaves cut at 1 inch from the ground as needed.
  • Sun
    Full Sun
    Days To Maturity
    7-60 days
    Life Cycle
    2-4 feet
    6-8 inches
    Additional Uses
    Container Plant
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    6 inches
  • Cat Grass, Variegated is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and interesting cat grass! This cat grass grows fast and my cats love it. It's a great indoor plant and cats love to chew the tops off of the chutes. Great Plant!
    Date published: 2014-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cat Loved it! My cat loves to munch on this grass as much as the regular "green" kind. It grows very quickly (ready to eat in less than a week!) and is also just a pretty plant for my back porch. I will be ordering many more packets as my cat will probably eat the plants faster than I can grow them.
    Date published: 2012-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cat loves this We had been buying untreated oat seeds to grow for our cat to eat. He likes chomping on grass and other greens. We found that he preferred the variegated cat grass over the greens of the oat seeds. My husband starts a small pot every couple of weeks so as one pot gets eaten a fresh batch of grass is ready.
    Date published: 2010-12-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh... I planted my seeds in pots to have indoors during the early spring. They all quickly grew, and continued to grow, deep green and pure white shoots. Unfortunately, that's all that they were good for. Unless you are using the grass for some sort of landscaping, it is pointless to have them as an indoor plant. Yes, it grew immediately with very little effort on my part, but eventually it got too tall and began to fall over on itself. It lasted over a month, but what was the point?
    Date published: 2009-06-02
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