FESTUCA scoparia

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FESTUCA scoparia

Bear Skin Fescue
[Hobbit]
(gautieri)
Select Item No. ZA198

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Pyrenees
Special Features: An attractive dwarf grass. Great addition to a trough garden or in combination with walls and steps. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: greenish
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: bright prickly needle-like blades
Growth Habit: groundcover / cushion / mat-forming / dense / low-growing / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy / well-drained / rocky / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.11111 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
900
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): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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