Pony Tails® (Stipa tenuissima/pelleted)
Latin Name: Stipa tenuissama
Item #: P1717
Pony Tails (stipa tenuissima)
Perennial - 16-20 in/40-50 cm Approx. 2000 seeds per oz/28 gr.
CULTURE: Sow indoors Jan 15th-Feb 1st for mature plumes the first year-for May/June bedding plant sales. Use about 1oz/28gr. of seed for 1000 plants. Allow about 14-16 weeks crop time from seeding to plume flowering. Plants prefer well drained, sandy soil. Germinate @ 65°F/18°C nights and 70°F/21°C days for 22-30 days. Press seed into the soil surface and cover lightly (like gross seed). Normal germination is about 65-70% over this 4 week period. Excellent ornamental foliage for 4 in/10 cm pots or gallon containers for pot and patio spring sales. Pony Tails can also be used as a "knee high" foliage bedding plant for full sun areas and large patio containers. Used extensively in parks for formal annual or perennial display beds. Plants average 20 in/50 cm the second year and can be divided and transplanted in clumps of 2 or 3 plants to additional gallon containers or garden areas. Space plants about 25 in/64 cm apart in full sun or semi shade.