The following are all hard red spring wheats (except Utrecht Blue) but are especially decorative and would look lovely cut and placed in a vase alone or as part of dried flower arrangements. They all came to Jim as gifts from other seed collectors and we don’t know much about their origins or even their real names.
Black has long (4”-5”) black heads and beards. This is probably a named variety but we do not know its name.Grains/Cereals / Wheat / Hard Red Spring / Decorative
Tan/Blue has short plump heads, tan with metallic blue highlights and beards. This is probably a named variety but we do not know its name.Grains/Cereals / Wheat / Hard Red Spring / Decorative
Egyptian is a sample Jim received of a short (just over 3’) upright common bread wheat. The blond heads are plump and medium-long and the beards spread outward as well as upward.Grains/Cereals / Wheat / Hard Red Spring / Decorative
This is the most decorative wheat in Jim’s collection. The blue heads with black beards bend over when mature. This variety was still grown around Utrecht (Netherlands) in the early 1900’s.Grains/Cereals / Wheat / Decorative / Species