CAREX albula 'Frosted Curls'

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CAREX albula 'Frosted Curls'

Blonde Sedge
(comans var. stricta, fretalis)
Select Item No. ZA072

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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: Cyperaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Special Features: Large hillside plantings take advantage of the plant´s cascading habit. Consider interplanting with a colorful grasses to punctuate the silver effect.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: leaves so thin and pale greenish-brown that they appears silvery, they curl at the tip ends
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.45455 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2200
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 / 128
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: 6 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 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")
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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