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Melica subulata Alaska Oniongrass

Description

Characteristic grass of dry woodlands across southern Vancouver Island. This species dies back to a bulb-like structure in summer and comes up in spring with deep green leaves and purple-green striated flowers.

 

habitat forest, woodland
light part shade to shade
moisture dry to mesic
height 30 - 80 cm
flowering April to June
habit perennial grass
advantages deer-resistant
companion plants Pacific Sanicle, Columbia Brome, White Fawn Lily, Broad-leaved Shootingstar
seeds/$6 packet 248
seeds/gram 400
seeds/square meter *? 600
square meters/gram 0.7
cost/gram $2.00 (when purchased in bulk; min $25)
sowing time Sow in fall for spring germination. Cold stratification required.
seeding info Details coming soon
Size
$5.00
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In cultivation, the successful gardener must become familiar with these conditions to unlock the dormancy mechanism and stimulate germination. We are developing thorough seed germination categories in the Seed Details section above to help you successfully grow the native seed we sell. 

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