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Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta - Salt Grass (Seed)

Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta - Salt Grass (Seed)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameDistichlis spicata ssp. stricta
Common NameSaltgrass
Plant TypeGrasses/Grass-Like
Height by Width1.5ft. x 3ft.
Flower ColorNone
Flowering MonthsApril, May, June, July, August, September
Sun ExposureInland-Sun
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeAny
Sowing SeasonSpring/Summer
Sowing Difficulty Level*Easy

* Sowing difficulty levels:
  • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
  • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
  • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination

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