ERIANTHUS ravennae

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ERIANTHUS ravennae

Plume Grass
(SACCHARUM)
Select Item No. ZA164

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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: European Mediterranean and North Africa
Special Features: Tall species with attractive, grey-green, arching leaves and tall spikes with showy plumes. Panicles pyramid-shaped, bio-energy-plant.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: early violet tones turn to silvery-white
Natural Flowering Period: September - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z10
Foliage: broad, grey-green, with prominent white mid-rib
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 180 cm
Spacing between Plants: 180 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.39216 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2550
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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): 1-2 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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