Pilkasis eraičinas – Festuca cinerea

Pilkasis eraičinas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePilkasis eraičinas
Latin plant nameFestuca cinerea Vill.
English plant nameGrey Fescue
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
  • acidic soil
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • gray
Blossom color
  • grey
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: scrub division. The flower growers do not allow blooming, because plants lose decorativeness. The flower is propagated by scrub division in Spring or from August till September. Scrub should be divided with few main roots. Young plants are watered after transplantation in beds or flowerbeds.

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