CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha

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CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha

Diamond Grass, Korean Feather Reed Grass
(arundinacea var. brachytricha)
Select Item No. ZA020

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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: Central to East Asia
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
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Special Features: Beautiful large inflorescences in later summer/fall. Drought tolerant and shade loving. Excellent grass for fall-winter interest. Let flower heads mature on sturdy stems, collecting frost and snow - dazzling!
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: silvery-white tinged with pink
Natural Flowering Period: September - December
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: medium with deep green blades
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping / arching
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / undemanding
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.37736 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2650
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 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):
late autumn - early spring
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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