MELICA altissima 'Atropurpurea'

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MELICA altissima 'Atropurpurea'

Siberian Melic
[Red Spire]
Select Item No. ZA259

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One Portion is usually sufficient for 50-100 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Central and Eastern Europe
Special Features: Purplish-brown inflorescences resembling smoking pipe cleaners.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: purplish-brown
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping / dense / bushy
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 100 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.17647 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
850
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 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: 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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