{"id":5655529783445,"title":"Alaska Oniongrass (Melica subulata)","handle":"melica-subulata","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCharacteristic 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWoodlands\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and open forests\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePartial shade to shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDry to mesic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e30 to 100 cm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eApril to June\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePerennial grass\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDeer-resistant\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePacific Sanicle, Columbia Brome, White Fawn Lily, Broad-leaved Shootingstar\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e250\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan mce-data-marked=\"1\"\u003e6,000\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\" href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/a\/faq\"\u003e*? \u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e600\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2021-05-14T16:37:50-07:00","created_at":"2020-08-27T12:16:25-07:00","vendor":"Saanich Native Plants","type":"plant","tags":["ADVANTAGES_Deer Resistant","BLOOMTIME_Apr-Jun","FORM_grass sedge rush","HABITAT_woodland","HEIGHT_0.5m to 2m","HEIGHT_up to 0.5m","LIGHT_partial","LIGHT_shade","SOIL_dry","SOIL_medium","TYPE_perennial"],"price":200,"price_min":200,"price_max":600,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":35977325281429,"title":"10 cm","option1":"10 cm","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"melica-subulata-10cm","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Alaska Oniongrass (Melica subulata) - 10 cm","public_title":"10 cm","options":["10 cm"],"price":500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":40322027913365,"title":"Seed Packet","option1":"Seed Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"melica-subulata-seedpacket","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Alaska Oniongrass (Melica subulata) - Seed Packet","public_title":"Seed Packet","options":["Seed Packet"],"price":600,"weight":5,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":40610643411093,"title":"Bulk Seed","option1":"Bulk Seed","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"melica-subulata-bulkseed","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Alaska Oniongrass (Melica subulata) - Bulk Seed","public_title":"Bulk Seed","options":["Bulk Seed"],"price":200,"weight":1,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/melicasubulata_Custom.jpg?v=1616171544"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/melicasubulata_Custom.jpg?v=1616171544","options":["Size"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":21155317710997,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"width":1140,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/melicasubulata_Custom.jpg?v=1616171544"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/melicasubulata_Custom.jpg?v=1616171544","width":1140}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCharacteristic grass of dry woodlands across southern Vancouver Island. 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Sow in fall for spring germination.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Alaska Oniongrass Melica subulata

Plant 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 Woodlands and open forests
light Partial shade to shade
moisture Dry to mesic
height 30 to 100 cm
flowering April to June
habit Perennial grass
advantages Deer-resistant
companion plants Pacific Sanicle, Columbia Brome, White Fawn Lily, Broad-leaved Shootingstar
seeds/packet 250
seeds/gram 6,000
seeds/square meter *? 600
square meters/gram Details coming soon
germination Cold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.
seeding info Details coming soon
Size
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