CORTADERIA selloana 'Rosea'

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CORTADERIA selloana 'Rosea'

Pampas Grass
[Pink Feather, Pink Plume]
Select Item No. ZA112

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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: South America - Argentinia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay
Special Features: Dense tufts with arching leaves and decorative pink plumes. Variable. Excellent cut flower - fresh or dried.
Historical: Named in 1818 for German botanist, Fredrich Sellow, who studied South American flora. The long stalked plumes have been used in floral arrangements for over 150 years.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: tinged pink
Natural Flowering Period: September - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z10
Foliage: long, arching
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping / tall / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 200 cm
Spacing between Plants: 200 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average / humus rich, fertile / warm
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.21277 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4700
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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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