CAREX pendula

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CAREX pendula

Great Dropping Sedge
[Fresh Look]
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Select Item No. ZA098

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: Europe, Southwest Asia and North Africa
Special Features: Cascading, dark green leaves (1,3 cm wide) with arching blooms that initially resemble Willow (Salix) catkins and then open-up to fuzzy cylinders.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: brown
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: long, cascading, dark green
Growth Habit: hanging, trailing, weeping / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 100 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / boggy / along streamsides
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.66667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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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