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MELICA ciliata

Silky-Spike-Melic
[Silky]
Select Item No. ZA260

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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: Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia
Special Features: The silky flowers contrast beautifully with the fine grey-green foliage. Well-suited for small gardens.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: silver-grey
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: grey-green leaf blades
Growth Habit: upright, erect / bushy / tufts / open, airy
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / lime-loving, calcareous / well-drained / average / poor, lean
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.58824 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1700
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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 summer
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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