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Dichanthium sericeum

Silky Blue-grass

sericeum

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description


Seed Pre-Treatment

Sowing

Cover lightly with potting mix and gravel. Smoke treatment may improve results.

Watering
 

Water well - do not allow to dry out.

Germination
 

Germinates within 2 weeks.
Requires wet conditions for germination.
Not necessary to thin.
Low temperatures inhibit growth.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer.
Optimal germination temperature 25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

Late November - Early January

Storage and Ripening
 

Seed retains viability up to 2 years. Greatest germination for seed 6-12 months old.

Grows from Cuttings