PENNISETUM alopecuroides

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PENNISETUM alopecuroides

Fountain Grass
(compressum)
Select Item No. ZA300

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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: East Asia
Special Features: Arching inflorescences like water pouring from a fountain, cylindrical heads. Beautiful planted in large groups, for heather and cottage gardens.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: pale brownish
Natural Flowering Period: August - December
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: narrow, dark green, cascading leaves
Growth Habit: clumping / bushy
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 80 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / alkaline / average
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.88679 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
530
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
8 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 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 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 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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