POA cita

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POA cita

Silver Tussock, Snow Grass
Select Item No. ZA321

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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: New Zealand
Special Features: Dense clumps of slender, light green leaves with twisting flowering stems and feathery, silvery inflorescences. Intersting species mass planted.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: silvery
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z10
Foliage: arching, light green
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 70 cm
Spacing between Plants: 70 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / moist / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.54054 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1850
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 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): 1-2 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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