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A picture of a Barley


Hordeum spp.

Hordeum jubatum (3911336373) by Matt Lavin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size




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Barley Overview

A genus of annual or perennial grasses in the Poaceae family originating from temperate zones of Eurasia, Africa and the Americas. There are 43 accepted species in this genus that includes the commercially-important cereal crop, H. vulgare, also known as barley. Some species are also grown as ornamental grasses for their dense tufts of grass-like leaves and arching spikes of silky-bristled flowers.

How to propagate Barley


Seed in spring or autumn.


By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.


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