SORGHASTRUM nutans 'Indian Steel'

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SORGHASTRUM nutans 'Indian Steel'

Indian Grass
(CHRYSOPOGON)
Select Item No. ZA362

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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: North America
Special Features: Lovely blue-green colored leaves and copper colored inflorescence. Strong upright culms. Cut flower perennial either fresh or dried.
Historical: Indian Grass was once one of the most common grasses of the tall grass prairies of North America along with Big Blue Stem, Andropogon gerardii. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1995.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: copper colored
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: blue-green, yellow fall color
Growth Habit: erect / clumping / vigorous
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 80 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / decorative fruit / groundcover
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.6129 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
620
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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