ELYMUS canadensis 'Icy Blue'

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ELYMUS canadensis 'Icy Blue'

Canadian Wild Rye
Select Item No. ZA154

Quantitative Restriction

1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
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
Portion weight: 0.4 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.44444 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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