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Melica ciliata 'Silky'

Melica ciliata 'Silky'
Melica ciliata 'Silky'
Short code: 61681
Height: 50cm/20"

An attractive ornamental grass with fine green foliage

Narrow silky white flowers mature to a cream colour

Ideal for cutting and use in fresh arrangements

Final garden height 50cm / 20in

Common name: Melica
Sowing/Growing information
Sowing Sow from May to July for flowering plants in June the following year or sow in January for a late flowering crop in July/August. Using a 286 plug tray or slightly larger sized unit, sow on to the surface of a moist well drained seed sowing compost lightly cover the seed with vermiculite and propagate at 15 to 18C. Germination should take place after 2 weeks.
Growing Grow on the seedlings in a lightly shaded area until they are established and fill the tray. Pot on in late August - September in to 1 litre pots or put 3 plugs in to 2 or 3 litre pots. Over winter in a well ventilated unheated glasshouse or tunnel for sales the following March / April or for flowering plants ready to sell in early May to June.
Flowering Period June to September
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Cropping 7 to 10
Zone us 5,6,7,8
Product Seeds
Genus Melica
Variety Silky
First Year Flowering Perennial YES
Tags: seeds, Silky, Melica,
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