STIPA tenuissima

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STIPA tenuissima

Mexican Feather Grass, Angel Hair
[Pony Tails, Angel Hair]
(NASSELLA) (tenuifolia)
Select Item No. ZA407

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Southwestern and North America
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Drought tolerance, fine texture and white feathery spikes. In a mixed border, or en masse for a wave like, rippling effect.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: medium gree, finely textured
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping / graceful / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / poor, lean / warm
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.23861 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4191
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
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: There has been no research, but an obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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