STIPA pennata

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STIPA pennata

European Feather Grass
Select Item No. ZA402

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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: Europe, North Africa to Asia
Special Features: Very elegant silver-grey flower heads.
Historical: Remnants of this can be still found in large colonies along slopes adjacent to rivers in western Siberia.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: silver-grey
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: erect, arching, narrow
Growth Habit: clumping / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 35 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 14.28571 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
70
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
45 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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: 8 - 10 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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