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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Gritty
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Phuopsis genus. This genus consists of species of large perennial, rhizomatous grasses with strong upright stems. They produce leaves which are narrow, linear and flat. In the summer and autumn they will produce large plumed panicles of flowers that mature into golden yellow seed heads. They are fully hardy and will need sun with well drained soil. You can propagate by division in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

Caucasus, N.E.Iran

Interest and use

Grown for its small, pungent, tubular flowers. It is good for ground cover, especially on banks and in rock gardens.

Cultivation

They grow in damp meadows and will need a position in full sun, they are very frost hardy. You can propagate from seeds or by division.

Propagation

Division in spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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