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Elymus scaber

Common Wheat-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

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description


Seed Pre-Treatment

Sowing

Cover seed with thin layer of potting mix and gravel.

Watering
 

Germination
 

Germinates in 2-5 weeks.

Not necessary to thin.

Cool season grass - sow in autumn for best results.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Autumn

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

December - January

Storage and Ripening
 

After-ripening period of 1-6 months.
Loses viability quickly - best use seed less than 12 months old.

Grows from Cuttings