ELYMUS canadensis 'Icy Blue'

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ELYMUS canadensis 'Icy Blue'

Canadian Wild Rye
Select Item No. ZA154

Quantitative Restriction

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

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Cultivar. Native in North Amerika: riverbanks, prairies, open ground.
Special Features: Gently nodding spikes. Nice blue-grey clump-forming. ELYMUS canadensis has nice inflorescens, which remain attractive long into winter. Easy to grow, fast growing, usefull as nurse crop for slower-growing prairie grasses and perennials. It is moderately drought tolerant and winter hardy. It has good tolerance to salinity and tolerates shade very well.
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue spikes
Natural Flowering Period: June - October
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: erect or arching culms and flat, wide, waxy green, pointed leaves that grow from the base of the stem to the spike
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 140 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / moist / average
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / decorative fruit
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5.26316 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):
15 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
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.

Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6") / 2 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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