CHASMANTHIUM latifolium

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CHASMANTHIUM latifolium

Northern Sea Oats, Spangle Grass, Spike Grass
[Green Dangles]
(UNIOLA)
Select Item No. ZA430

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Eastern United States westwards to Eastern Kansas: woody slopes, moist thickets.
Special Features: One of the most adaptable of the North American grasses. Flat panicles of pendulous flowers, pale green at first, turning golden brown. Good as a cut flower and later it has outstanding autumn and early winter effect as the drying seed heads rustle in the wind.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: pale green at first, turning golden brown
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z10
Foliage: medium green and slightly arching
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.7037 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
270
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(20) To obtain best germination results, seeds need temperatures of +22°C [72°F] or more. Moderate, but constant humidity is very important. Gunnera, however, prefers very moist (not wet) and warm (+24 to +30°C) [75 to 86°F] conditions.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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