DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

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DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

Tufted Hair Grass
Select Item No. ZA139


1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia and North America
Special Features: Brilliant silver-green, followed by golden-brown flower spikes, compact habit. Forms dense evergreen clumps. Especially cold hardy. Flowering stems - fresh or dried - make nice cut flowers. Grows even in bogs - over cooler summer regions.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2010.
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: silver-green to golden-brown
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z2 - Z7
Foliage: narrow
Growth Habit: erect / clumping / compact / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Characteristics: beneficial plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Portion weight: 0.027 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.25641 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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):
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 10 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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