French Phalaris Brachystachys Shortspike Canarygrass Seeds

French Phalaris Brachystachys Shortspike Canarygrass Seeds

French Phalaris Brachystachys Shortspike Canarygrass Seeds

Packet of 25+ Seeds!

This is a grass that is very common in many parts of the world.

It is known as short spiked canary grass in most English speaking countries, but also Alpiste vano, Rabo de cordero, Alpista brava, Glanzgras, Kurzahriges, Phalaris a epi court and Phalaris quadrivalvis.

This lot was apparently originally sourced from France and there are differences between it and the main USA origin variety.

It has since been grown out at my place and has been selected for drought tolerance and general hardiness only.

Some selections of this species contain large amounts gramine, a toxic compound that can cause brain and organ damage, central nervous system damage and death in sheep.

It can also contain several interesting alkaloids including N,N-DMT and 5-MeO-DMT.

In seeds there is a large amount of variation due to the sexual reproduction of the plants, so there may be vast differences in composition and form, from plant to plant, in the same lot of seeds.

Clones do not have this variability, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your motivations.

Link here for other Phalaris Species.

I occasionally have “Big Medicine” and “Turkey Red” clones available too so hit me up via the contact form if you are seeking them. No guarantees, and postage is expensive, but worth a try if you are keen.

Anyway, easy to grow, and being a grass it is ideal for folks renting or with only small spaces, who still want to grow something green, brighten up the place.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to buy anyway, despite me politely asking you not to, I will NOT be sending this item and you will receive a substitution of my choosing. 🙂

Phalaris Brachystachys Short Spike Canary Grass Seeds

Phalaris Brachystachys Short Spike Canary Grass Seeds

Phalaris Brachystachys Short Spike Canary Grass Seeds

Packet of 25+ Seeds!

This is a grass that is very common in many parts of the world.

It is known as short spiked canary grass in most English speaking countries, but also Alpiste vano, Rabo de cordero, Alpista brava, Glanzgras, Kurzahriges, Phalaris a epi court and Phalaris quadrivalvis.

This lot was apparently originally sourced from USA, and is the main variety on the ethnobotanical marketplace. It has been grown out several generations now at my place and has been selected for drought tolerance and general hardiness only.

Some selections of this species contain large amounts gramine, a toxic compound that can cause brain and organ damage, central nervous system damage and death in sheep.

It can also contain several interesting alkaloids including N,N-DMT and 5-MeO-DMT.

In seeds there is a large amount of variation due to the sexual reproduction of the plants, so there may be vast differences in composition and form, from plant to plant, in the same lot of seeds.

Clones do not have this variability, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your motivations.

Link here for other Phalaris Species.

I occasionally have “Big Medicine” and “Turkey Red” clones available too so hit me up via the contact form if you are seeking them. No guarantees, and postage is expensive, but worth a try if you are keen.

Anyway, easy to grow, and being a grass it is ideal for folks renting or with only small spaces, who still want to grow something green, brighten up the place.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂

 

Phalaris Arundinacea Reed Canary Grass Seeds

Phalaris Arundinacea Reed Canary Grass Seeds

Phalaris Arundinacea Reed Canary Grass Seeds

I originally got these guys in barter, planted heaps, and I am selling the progeny in 150+ seed packs.

Commonly known as reed canary grass, it is a tall, perennial bunch grass that commonly forms extensive single-species stands along the margins of lakes and streams and in wet open areas, with a wide distribution in Europe, Asia, northern Africa and North America. Other common names for the plant include gardener’s-garters in English, alpiste roseau in French, rohrglanzgras in German, kusa-yoshi in Japanese, caniço-malhado in Portuguese, and hierba cinta and pasto cinto in Spanish.

The stems can reach two meters in height. The leaf blades are usually green, but can be variegated. The panicles are up to 30 centimeters long. The spikelets are light green, often streaked with darker green or purple. This is a perennial grass which spreads underground by its thick rhizomes.

Reed canary grass grows well on poor soils and contaminated industrial sites, and researchers at Teesside University’s Contaminated Land & Water Centre have suggested it as the ideal candidate for phytoremediation in improving soil quality and biodiversity.

The grass can also easily be turned into bricks or pellets for burning in biomass power stations. Furthermore it provides fibers which find use in pulp and paper making processes.

Grown in moist flats or pots sitting in shallow trays of water and here I get a great germination rate.
Awesome stuff!