Spring Plant

Black Wave Wheat
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We bet you haven’t spent a whole lot of time thinking about growing wheat, but this grass-like grain is much more than a crop. Their seed heads look like tiny woven challah bread, add texture and an airy feel to your garden, and a breezy, hippy vibe to your bouquets.
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  • SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date

  • ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual, zones 2-11)

  • INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot

  • Botanical NameTriticum durum
Spring Plant


Black Wave Wheat has fierce black awns (spiky, grass-like stickers that burst off the seed head), on beautifully haunting, waving foliage with long upright plumes. A daring backdrop to a seasonal bed or a striking, structural thriller in a large pot. Includes 3 young plants.

  • SUN Full sun
  • HEIGHT 3ft when full grown
  • SPACING 12" between plants
  • CLIMATE Heat tolerant
  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
  • WATER Drought tolerant
  • INDOOR+POTSIn-ground or in containers outside

How to Plant

Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets mostly sun, in well draining soil.

When to Plant

Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.

When to Expect Blooms

All summer long.

Care Instructions

Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick plumes to encourage more. 

Extra Credit

Dried stems look amazing as a big, full bunch - perfect for a fall display.

Black Wave Wheat

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