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Phragmites australis

Common Reed, Cane 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

Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel.

Watering
 

Capillary watering

Germination
 

Germination usually occurs within 1-2 weeks.
Requires light and warmth for germination. Viability of some seed lots may be low. Seed should be extracted from seedheads before sowing.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

April - Early July

Storage and Ripening
 

Has an after-ripening period of several months.

Grows from Cuttings