These genetics are clones from the so-called “Big Medicine” strain of reed canary grass. By dividing this plant from the rhizomes (as opposed to growing from seed), the end product is a clone. As a clone, it ensures that the genetics of the mother plant are replicated whereas growing from seed can give you a bit more genetic variability. The Big Medicine variety is believed to be more beneficial as a grazing grass due to a lower content of the alkaloid gramine, something present in the plant which could be harmful to certain livestock. It has attractive pinkish red seed heads that make it an ideal ornamental grass. Given good rich soil and plenty of water, this grass will grow like crazy. As the clump is grown out, its rhizomes will spread, sending out genetically identical plants. Any seeds that come about will usually produce plants with similar, but not genetically identical traits. We purchased our original plants several years back. This is a very rare product, but we are offering the public a a chance to collect these normally private genetics. This product is intended for serious botanical collectors only who can appreciate this rarity.
Each item contains one potted plug suitable for starting your own patch. These have very thick rhizomes that spread quickly in good conditions. Additionally, we carry another clone called “Yugo Red”.
Growing Information: https://www.worldseedsupply.com/propagation-and-cloning-of-phalaris-grass/
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