Utrecht Blue Wheat Organic
A Dutch heirloom grown in the area of Utrecht, Netherlands in the early 1900s with superior blue color and long black awns (bristles).
Beautiful seed heads gracefully bow when they are ready for harvest. Its durability, long stems, and beautiful color are a weaver's dream.
So many uses from flower arrangements, to baskets, and all kinds of crafts.
It is edible, but difficult to thresh.
Botanical Name: Triticum sp.
Native: Origin unknown due to being in cultivation so long
Plant Dimensions: 3'–5' tall, and 4"–6" wide
Variety Information: 3", steel blue seed heads with long black awns at maturity
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost
Attributes: Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
Days to Emerge: 5–12 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: 1–2 seeds every 2"
Thinning: Not necessary