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Dichanthium sericeum

Silky Blue-grass


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


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


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


Water well - do not allow to dry out.


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