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Chionochloa flavicans (Miniature Toe Toe) seeds

£1.95

New Zealand native grass forming a tussock of weeping green leaves with tall, elegant, arching stems topped with drooping, silky, pale green plumes that later turn a lovely shade of tawny cream.  The stems and plumes are fantastic for flower arrangements.  Very easy to maintain and exceptionally hardy.

Hardy Perennial
Flowers: July to August
Height: 1.5m
Position: Sun

Packet of 30 seeds

 


GROWING GUIDE

Sowing Instructions:  Sow at any time of year except mid summer as too much heat can cause the seedlings to become leggy and weak.

Sow on the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost and cover thinly with sieved compost, vermiculite or perlite. Propagate at 15C, either indoors or outside, covering the container with a clear lid/bag to prevent the compost drying out too quickly.  Germination should begin to take place in 30 to 60 days. As soon as some of the seedlings begin to emerge, increase ventilation by opening the cover/bag.  Keep the compost moist but take care not to over-water.  If after 60 days, the seeds have not germinated, they may benefit from a cold spell of 2-5C for 2-4 weeks.

Growing Instructions:  Grow the seedlings on, shaded lightly from direct sunlight and when large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8 or 9cm pots.  When large enough, plant out into well-drained soil in a sunny position.

 


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