ERAGROSTIS spectabilis

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ERAGROSTIS spectabilis

Purple Love Grass
Select Item No. ZA158

Quantitative Restriction

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: USA
Special Features: Extremely drought tolerant grass. The bright rose-red colored inflorescence glows when backlit. Plant en masse in an open meadow or natural garden. Spreading slowly by rhizomes, and seeding where happy. One of the most attractive late flowering ornamental grasses, need a warm summer to flower.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: bright rose-red
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z10
Foliage: light green, with a bronzy fall color
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy / well-drained / poor, lean
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.08696 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
11500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.25 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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