Phalaris Arundinacea Reed Canary Grass Seeds


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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.
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