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Glyceria striata

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant thrives in moist or wet soil, even shallow standing water and seasonal flooding. It also adapts well to a variety of soil types including clay, though it grows best in rich soil. It spreads by rhizomes and reseeding to form a natural colony. It makes an excellent choice for erosion control, as well as being popular for wetland restoration and as an ornamental plant. This plant provides cover and forage for small birds and other wildlife.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn color. Strip the seed from the stem, and separate the seed from the plant material. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Glyceria striata

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 143,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 36 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~1000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $6.00 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $11.20 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $32.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $128.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $480.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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A wetland native, this grass thrives along stream banks and in marshy ground. The common name comes from a former use for the seed of this plant as feed for geese and other domestic fowl. The genus name “Glyceria” comes from the Greek word for “sweet,” since the seeds of some species in this genus have a sweet taste. The species name “striata” means “striped,” referring to a pattern in the leaf.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant thrives in moist or wet soil, even shallow standing water and seasonal flooding. It also adapts well to a variety of soil types including clay, though it grows best in rich soil. It spreads by rhizomes and reseeding to form a natural colony. It makes an excellent choice for erosion control, as well as being popular for wetland restoration and as an ornamental plant. This plant provides cover and forage for small birds and other wildlife.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn color. Strip the seed from the stem, and separate the seed from the plant material. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Glyceria striata

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 143,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 36 Inches

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