Festuca
             
                        valesiaca var. glaucantha
             
                        Buddy
             
                        Blue
Festuca valesiaca var. glaucantha

Buddy Blue

Item no.: Z0601
  • Silvery blue leaves, open panicles of tiny beige spikelets, tuft-forming habit, wintergreen
  • Vernalisation required
  • Ideal for fall and winter sales
Crop time
Spring: 14 - 16 weeks
Height
20 ″ / 50 cm
Exposure
Sun
Seed form
Raw Seed
Uses
Landscape, Rockery

Culture guide

Usage

Foliage plant, heath and rock garden, roof coverage, graveyard plantings, soil coverage

Sow time

January-March

Sowing method

6-10 seeds in plugs

Germination

7 days at 41-50 °F (5-10 °C), then 68-77 °F (20-25 °C) for an additional 3-5 weeks until germinated.

Growing on

Grow on at 50-65 °F (10-18 °C).

Media

Sandy humus, minerals and small grit, pH-value: 5.5-7.5

Temperature

10-18 °C.

Fertilization

Low fertilization levels are required. Over fertilization will result in weak flower stems.


Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.

The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.

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