ERAGROSTIS curvula

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ERAGROSTIS curvula

Weeping Love Grass
[Weeping Love]
Select Item No. ZA157

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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: Southern Africa
Special Features: Lovely weeping habit, nodding flower panicles. Can be direct sown for groundcover, even on steep sites. Fine texture is due to the very thin leaves.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: very thin
Growth Habit: clumping / lax / graceful / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / humus rich, fertile / warm
Location:
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.29412 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
3400
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(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 - 3 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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