Melica Red Spire Ornamental Grass Seeds (Melica Altissima) 30+Seeds
Melica (Melica Altissima Red Spire) - Melica Red Spire is not only one of the most lovely ornamental grasses, but it is also excellent for attracting wildlife. The birds love to eat the dried seed heads of Melic grass. In early summer, Melica grass bears satiny spires of red spikelets. The attractive spikelets are useful in arrangements either fresh or dried. The first year of establishment the Melic grass will grow to approximately 30 inches, and the following year it be full grown at approximately 40 inches. This ornamental grass is ideal for containers, mixed borders and wildlife landscapes, and it flowers the first year from early sowing.
How To Grow Melic Grass From Ornamental Grass Seed: Start the Melica seeds indoors in the late winter. Use small pots filled with seed starting mix. Place the Melic grass seeds onto the soil and cover thinly with sand or soil. Keep the ornamental grass seed in constant moisture (not wet). Transplant the grass outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Cut the plant back at the time of transplanting to keep the plant more compact. Melic grass will self-sow.
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 40 inches
Width: 40 inches
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Purplish-brown
Growth Rate: Moderate
Fall Color: No change
Soil Requirement: Evenly moist soils, pH 5.5 - 7.2
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Moisture Requirements: Moist soils