FESTUCA valesiaca var. glaucantha

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FESTUCA valesiaca var. glaucantha

Glaucous Wallis Fescue
[Buddy Blue]
Select Item No. ZA202

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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, Asia
Special Features: A cool season grass with compact clumps of thin, blue-grey leaves. Decorative foliage blends with all colors. Variable.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: straw-colored
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: fine, hair-like culms, blue-grey
Growth Habit: clumping / compact / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.83333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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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