Melinis nerviglumis Pink Crystals Seeds

Melinis nerviglumis Pink Crystals Seeds

M. nerviglumis Pink Crystals
Rhynchelytrum nerviglumis
Bristle-Leaved Redtop Grass

Product ID#: RM9580-8504

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop
Additional Characteristics Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month July, August, September, October
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Romantic, Victorian, Woodland
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 75 Days
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Half Hardy, Tender
Plant Height 31 - 40 inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual, Perennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Flower, Bouquet Filler Greens, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Patio Container Friendly, Bedding, Erosion Control, Ornamental, Weed Suppression, Landscape
Shape Filler Flower, Filler Greens, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Spike, Textural
  • 1 packet

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Melinis nerviglumis Pink Crystals is a swoon worthy, warm season ornamental grass that produces exceptional, fluffy, 4" inch plumes in an array of pink tones. Plumes hover elegantly a foot above well formed, 18" to 20" inch grass clumps with tapered blue-green blade-leaves that remain primarily erect in a fan-shaped fashion. The blooms are highly sought after by floral creatives as they can be used fresh or dried as an everlasting element. This variety is cultivated by cut flower growers and grown seasonally as an annual. Blooms begin in mid-summer and last through the first fall frost. Scientifically known as Rhynchelytrum nerviglumis, this variety is also commonly called Bristle-Leaved Redtop Grass. This lovely specimen is native to South Africa and thrives in well drained soil and a sunny location. Melinis Pink Crystals will perform like a perennial in zones 8a and above and should be treated as a cold hardy annual in zones 7 and below. The grass clumps will turn a golden brown as fall gives way to winter. The exceptional beauty of this variety makes it perfect for any garden location or landscape where you desire architectural interest, vertical lines and movement. One of our favorite ornamental grasses! Packet: 25 seeds.

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