MUHLENBERGIA rigens

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MUHLENBERGIA rigens

Deergrass
Select Item No. ZA291

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Mexico and USA from Texas to California and Nevada
Special Features: Narrow inflorescences like longpipe cleaners. Very drought tolerant.
Historical: Leaves have been used by California Indians for basket weaving.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: tan
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: round mounds of grey-green basal leaves
Growth Habit: clumping / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 150 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.21277 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4700
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.75 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
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: 4 - 6 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: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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