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Glyceria Genus

Sweet grass

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Description

Glyceria genus (Sweet grass). There are about 16 species of aquatic and meadow grasses, They are vigorous growers with creeping rootstocks. They will produce greenish flowers and seed heads which are borne on narrow panicles. They can be found in large ponds or lakes with their long-running rhizomes that can stabilize muddy banks. Each flowering head comprises of spikelets, with one or more florets that are covered with glumes or scales.

Characteristics

Grasses or Aquatics

Other common names

Manna grass

Interest and use

Marshland, banks.

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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