STIPA capillata

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STIPA capillata

Feather Grass, Needle Grass
[Brautschleier, Lace Veil. Bridal Veil]
Select Item No. ZA394

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Southern and Central Europe to Asia: open grasslands, steppes, dry meadows from the plains to the montains.
Special Features: Graceful flowering panicles with many solitary, silvery needle-like spikelets. In winter, most of the basal leaves remain green.
Historical: A grass of the Russian steppe where the needle-like awns can stick to the wool of farm animals.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: silvery
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z8
Foliage: narrow basal foliage
Growth Habit: upright, erect / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / undemanding
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128 / 288
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.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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")
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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